Thursday, 20 July 2017

Confirmations please

hi, I think I have

Aethes smeathmanniana

White-spotted pug

 Phycitodes binaevella

Cloaked Minor

Small Rivulet

can someone confirm please?

Mark Griffiths, Garsington, Oxford


  1. Hi Mark, you're correct on 1, 2, 4 and 5. I think you're also right with P. binaevella, but I'm not totally sure due to the angle of the photo. Perhaps someone else will confirm?

  2. I suspect you've got them all correct, Mark. As Nigel suggests, the only query would be over the Phycitodes which without an accurate wing-length and a better-angled photo would need the chop to be sure of its ID. P.binaevella does seem to be the most frequently encountered of this little group but the others (saxicola and maritima) are out there in our area. I've had maritima in my garden several times.

  3. Binaevella is larger than the others, so a measure for this one is a good thing to do, otherwise it's the microscope.


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