Friday, 26 May 2017

micro help please

from the past few days,

I think I have Monopis laevigella (first two pics)

The next one is familiar but I can't find it (two pics)

The final one looks distinct but again I can't seem to find it.

Mark Griffiths, Garsington, Oxford


  1. I think the first two are indeed Monopis laevigella (lack of an obvious white tornal spot) rather than weaverella; the second pair are an Ephestia sp, almost certainly unicolorella but I think need chopping to separate from a couple of other rarer species, while the final one is a Bactra sp but looks rather worn so is another that could with dissection.


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