|Micropterix aruncella, Aston Clinton Ragpits 3rd June|
|Stephensia brunnichella, Coombe Hill 3rd June|
Like Adela fibulella (recorded at both sites), Micropterix aruncella was found sitting on germander speedwell. Stephensia brunnichella, which is a moth I hadn't previously seen, was a very pleasing find and was swept from the herb layer at Coombe Hill while waiting for the sun to re-appear. Andy King found it at Bacombe Hill back in May (see http://upperthamesmoths.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/much-taken-with-your-c-drurella-dave.html). You managed a rather better photo than me, Andy - it has been a while since I've encountered such an uncooperative micro! The fridge had no effect on it at all and a minute or so in the freezer simply resulted in it hurtling around like a whirlygig as soon as it 'came to'.