Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Micro Query

My mercury vapour trap in Wheatley contained three Swallow Prominent this morning and one each of White Ermine, Muslin Moth, Powdered Quaker and Hebrew Character, as well as the micro in the attached photo.  Is this a Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana ?


  1. Hello Richard,

    That is Endrosis sarcitrella. Its larvae feed on detritus in birds' nests, etc and it is quite often found indoors, hence the common name White-shouldered House Moth.

    By the way, don't forget to add a title to your posts (on the composition page the box for it is above the tool bar, where it says "Title").

    1. Thanks, Dave. Interestingly the trap was at the end of the garden a long way from the house, but I guess there could have been a bird’s nest in the vicinity.


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