Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Green-brindled Crescents and micros to check

Of the 28 species in last night's catch 6 of the macros were new for the year for me. Orange Sallow, Barred Sallow, Deep-brown Dart, Brindled Green, Large Ranunculus and Green-brindled Crescent - one of each form. I have not had the brown ones here before.

As far as micros were concerned I think this is Pandemis cinnamomeana - a new species for me if correct.

And finally what I think is probably a Cnephasia species. If so the first since early August,

Andy Newbold, Sibford Ferris, Oxon.


  1. Hi Andy, the brown capucina form of Green-brindled Crescent is quite frequent so I expect you'll get more of them. The most obvious feature of Pandemis cinnamomeana is its white face/palps and that's not at all clear from your image, although the rest of the moth does seem to fit. I would prefer to see a better image of the final moth too along with an indication of size - it is unlikely to be a Cnephasia but could well be an Acleris species.

  2. Hi Dave, the white face/palps on Pandemis cinnamomeana is only on the males. This photo looks fine to me for a female of that species.

  3. Thanks for pointing that out Adam, something that I hadn't appreciated!


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