Friday, 21 April 2017


May I ask for help with this little visitor?  He or she looks familiar, but as usual, I cannot nail the name.  I will guess a battered Mompha subbistrigella, just on the grounds that I should at least try. Help much appreciated.  Martin Wainwright, Thrupp, Oxon


  1. Hi Martin, very difficult to say from that picture, I'm afraid! You don't give a size but if I had to hazard a guess and the size fits it might be worth looking at a very small macro, Oak Nycteoline. They do sometimes wrap their wings up like this. If you still have it, prod it to life and see if it then sits in a more conventional manner!

  2. Hi Dave and thanks very much for that thought - a most intriguing one. Actually it was a real titch but it's flown away now. I've put the trap in the same spot which is near an oak tree, so here's hoping that it or one of its relations calls tonight. Thanks again and for your exciting bulletins from all over the place. All v b M


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