Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Two more micros for ID help

With 48 micros of  17 species on Monday night (several of which were new to me) I had a busy day trying to get them all identified.

The middle picture I thought might be Ephestia unicolorella.
The other one (photos 1 and 3) I am stuck with despite looking through the book several times. I am probably missing something obvious.

Andy Newbold, Sibford Ferris, Oxon


  1. Hi Andy, these all require dissection I'm afraid. The top and bottom moths are Cnephasia species. You are probably correct with the middle one but other very similar species need to be ruled out to get an accurate ID.

  2. Thank you once again for your helpful response. At least I was able to add Lozotaenia forsterana and Lozotaeniodes formosana to my list for the year with confidence.


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