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I'm afraid that doesn't help, Mark - if anything the leg is now obscuring more of the costa!
ok, maybe another will turn up and I'll get a clearer pic. thanks!
To me, this looks more like rufipennella, with what looks like dark chocolate brown fore legs with white marks rather than elongella/betulicola, but not easy to tell from the photos.I didn't think that elongella/betulicola were reliably separable without dissection (unless reared, as the foodplants are different), or is there a distinguishing feature that I am not aware of?
Some clever soul has recently made separation via dissection much easier: http://www.dissectiongroup.co.uk/page2908.html
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