Monday, 4 July 2016

Some more micros

Despite quite small catches micro numbers seem to be picking up especially if I can get up early enough to beat the robin and blackbird to those on the outside of the trap.

I have been able to identify several following previous queries but any help with these 3 would be welcome.

They were about 7.5, 10 and 12.5 mm in length respectively.
Sorry about the background in the third photo the moth was stuck in the rim of the lid I put on the trap. The moth was a rusty colour even without the effect of the reflected red light.

Andy Newbold, Sibford Ferris, Oxon.


  1. Second one is a Cnephasia and the third you should know by now, Celypha lacunana.

  2. Thank you. You are right I should have recognised the third although I had only caught one previously this year back on 17th June. Until last night that is when I caught several more along with a lot more micros that I suspect will keep me quite busy today.


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