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I suspect this may be a male Elachista canapennella, but FL seems wrong at 6-7 mm
Hi Phil,The first is a Scrobipalpa and probably the rather anonymous-looking acuminatella but it could do with dissection if that's a first for your site. The second is a Monopis and the usual way of separating them is the presence or otherwise of an obvious white tornal spot (although that can sometimes be a bit subjective!). On balance I'd say your moth is likely to be laevigella.
Thanks Dave,Both new for me, so I'll save the Scrobipalpa for dissection as you suggest. Now I know what to look for, a closer look suggests, as you say, that the second is M laevigella rather than weaverella.Phil
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