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The second one is Tachystola acroxantha Dave
Thanks Adam. I'd actually just found it in the book.
Separating abietella form sylvestrella is very tricky, even on wing pattern, where you are looking at the sub-terminal line, for fairly small differences. I have stopped trying to identify females via dissection, but sylvestrella males parts are very different from the other 3 species, which helps. Your image looks a good candidate for sylvestrella to my eyes at least.
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