Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Sallow Kitten, and some micro help needed

I found a Sallow Kitten in last night's garden trap, which is a new moth for my garden.

And a moth that was new for the year was this Blood-vein.

I have 3 micros I would like help with. I think these first 2 are Cochylis species? The top one looks like Cochylis atricapitana to me, but I am not sure about the other one.

Finally, I thought this micro is possibly an Ephestia unicolorella?

Steve Trigg, Cookham


  1. Hi Steve, I'd agree with Cochylis atricapitana. I think the next is Cochylimorpha straminea. Not sure about the last one - could be a dark Ephestia parasitella (now called unicolorella) but they're a tricky group and dissection is the best option for certainty.


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