Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Micros causing head scratching again

There were quite a few small micros in last night's garden trap. Any suggestions regarding the 2 below would be warmly welcome.
The first measured just 4mm -

The second had a forewing of 8mm -

Finally, I had both a male and a female Ringed China-mark ( Parapoynx stratiotata) and I managed to capture them both in one picture.

Steve Trigg, Cookham


  1. Hi Steve, the first is rather worn but is probably Aspilapteryx tringipennella while the second looks to me like quite a well-marked Bactra lancealana.

    1. Thanks Dave. I did think the second moth might be a Bactra. Another addition to the garden list.


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