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Micro Migrant

Postby JulianB on Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:07 pm

We've ID's one of today's micros as Ancylosis oblitella (Saltmarsh Knot-horn), which is described in Sterling & Parsons as probably only resident in parts of south-east England, but as an immigrant and temporary colonist in some other areas. Either way, it's not supposed to be in Cheshire! Picture attached if anyone has any other ideas.

Thanks, Julian
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Re: Micro Migrant

Postby SteveH on Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:55 am

I'll leave the ID to SteveHH but just for info Ancylosis oblitella, like many species, is heading north and has reached the Midlands (at least) since arriving in the UK in the early 1950's.

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Re: Micro Migrant

Postby stevehind on Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:18 am

An excellent find Julian
You should do well up there for migrants and wandering individuals, being on the side of an upland valley and with no light pollution.
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Re: Micro Migrant

Postby JulianB on Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:55 pm

Thanks for the info and confirmation guys!

Cheers, Julian
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