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Yes, I'd go along with all of those IDs, Alastair.
That's great - many thanks Dave. Pexicopia malvella is described in Sterling and Parsons as "very local" - is it fairly common in the Thames Valley?
There are 17 records in the Bucks database (2006 - 2018, 2019 data not in yet), but from only 4 sites. 3 of the sites are just about Thames Valley, the fourth is not.I suspect it is spreading, but currently a bit localised.
Hi Alastair, if you download the Berkshire micro-moth checklist you'll see that (up till the end of 2019) we have just five records, between 1985 and 2012, so this is a very welcome addition! Download available here:https://sites.google.com/site/berksmoths/Home/resource_listColin Plant is currently investigating the Notocelia trimaculana/rosaecolana pair and at the moment the jury seems to be out on whether they can be safely distinguished based on markings.
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