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Hawthorn Moth (Scythropia crataegella) I'd say. Cochylis atricapitana has a black head hence its species name, so it's a fairly distinct one among some similar species.
Thanks Marc, I must book myself on a latin course which it seems can be a help. Also inattention to detail, as I skipped by the Ermines without noticing it lurking.
:) not sure you need to go on a course, you tend to pick these things up as you go along, but yes, knowing the latin can be very useful. Probably need to go on a greek course as well though :)
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