Friday, 29 August 2014

Crassa tinctella?

hi, caught this last night. I had C.unitella previously but this one seems to lack the yellow head - maybe C. tinctella?

Mark Griffiths, Garsington, Oxford.


  1. Think you've got a little caddisfly there. Plenty about at the moment. BW, Marc

  2. I agree. They are distantly related to moths (Trichoptera = hairy-winged as opposed to Lepidoptera = scale-winged) and it can sometimes be a bit difficult to differentiate them when they're this small. If you've got the micro-moth field guide (Sterling et al), have a look at pages 28 and 29 of the introduction.


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