Thursday, 18 September 2014

Blastobasis lacticolella?

Autumn seems here and I'm seeing a few favourites from my very first days of trapping last year, this morning three very smart Brown Spot Pinions and a Black Rustic (plus a fair few crane flies). A few days back Lunar Underwings in dark brown, chestnut and fawn shades.

I also got this which I think is a worn Blastobasis lacticolella, can someone confirm?

Mark Griffiths, Garsington, Oxford.


  1. Hi Mark, that is indeed Blastobasis lacticolella.

  2. It's quite a variable moth, I even had a dark brown one that I chopped last month from the Burnham Beeches Rothamsted trap (from 2006), but the wing shape is a very good indicator.


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