Thursday, 30 July 2015

Two micro's - confirmation or identification.

Could you please  look at the following and tell me how near I might be. I have Clepsis consilimana which doesn't appear to belong around here, according to UK Moths, and Bryotropha terrella.

Steve Lockey (Garsington)


  1. Well, I think it is consimilana, but it is a bit beaten up. The second looks like a Cnephasia to me, in which case it will have to dissected or you can't tell which species.

  2. Thanks Andrew, I think I'll let it live.


  3. Regarding the maps for micro species available on the UK-Moths website, if you look at the dataset acknowledgements you'll see why the moth "appears" to be absent from Bucks, Berks and Oxon. Unlike for macro moths there is no national recording scheme for micros and the NBN is reliant on receiving records from county record centres, etc. No micro data has yet been passed on to the NBN from our three counties so the blank areas don't necessarily mean that the moth isn't present. Clepsis consimilana is in fact a common species locally.


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