Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Confirmations please?

Hopefully a couple of new ones and a couple I've had before but in a different form

I think I have

Dingy Shears (NFM)

a worn Phycita roborella

Red Barred tortrix

a very worn Small Mottled Willow (NFM)

..and finally I think this is a Shark rather than Chamomile Shark that I had earlier in the season on the basis of the dark veining not extending into the wing fringe.

Mark Griffiths, Garsington, Oxford


  1. I'll go along with all of those, Mark. Worn Phycita roborella males are easily recognised by the thickened area at the base of their antennae. Small Mottled Willow is a good migrant catch and shows that they're still around locally after some weeks now. Chamomile Shark (April-May) and Shark (June-August) shouldn't really be confused because of their differing flight times.


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