I've been having some better catches over the last few days here in central Oxford though as usual my numbers are always lower than the stellar counts that Steve gets just over a mile away in relatively rural Wolvercote. New for years for my garden have included Dark Arches, Common Swift, Large Nutmeg, The Spectacle, Heart and Dart, Fan Foot and Green Pug for the macros and Notocelia Rosaecolana, Cochylis Nana and Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix for the micros. I'm left with three I can't pin down: the first is probably too poorly marked to ID, the second is a well marked Eudonia/Scoparia species which I thought would be easy but I'm struggling with and the third is a Nemapogon species which mostly closely matches N variatella from photos I've found on the internet though that's supposedly only found in the London area (these things seem to change very quickly though). However it may just be N cloacella (Cork Moth) instead which is much commoner.
|Nemapogon variatella or just N. cloacella?|