Some recent garden moths

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Some recent garden moths

Postby PaulHopkins on Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:40 pm

The nights of 28th and 31st May produced bumper catches in my garden, 50-odd species each night. Here are some interesting ones (as usual, my photos won't win any prizes!)

A beautiful Geometrid, one turns up here every year or two. Maybe my beech hedge helps.
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Clay Triple-lines


Tiny and shines like a jewel. Photos can't do it justice.
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Argyresthia glaucinella


Appears earlier than its more common lookalike, Cydia splendana. (Incidentally I may well have got some of these IDs wrong, please let me know if I've made any howlers!)
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Cydia fagiglandana


Presumably Ephestia woodiella - I'll try dissecting this one to confirm.
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Ephestia sp


Attracted to the ALS pheremone lure for this species. Apparently G. tenebrosana also comes to this lure, so another for microscopic examination.
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Grapholita funebrana/tenebrana?


Also attracted to the G. funebrana lure. I've seen reports of Pammene argyrana being attracted to this lure, but Steve Hind suggested Epinotia immundana as a possibility for another of these from a few days ago and has kindly offered to dissect it in the Autumn. I'll have a go at this one - if I get any more, I'll leave them be!
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Pammene argyrana?


I never manage to ID these without help, though I've had a couple before. Must come from the wetland areas in Dibbinsdale LNR, which my garden backs on to.
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Silky Wainscot


A new one for me.
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Sycamore


I've had a couple of these this year. A really attractive micro, not really apparent in pics.
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Teleiodes luculella


Found dead in the trap. Haven't got a clue on this one!
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Unknown Micro


Cheers
Paul
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Re: Some recent garden moths

Postby stevehind on Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:04 pm

Hi Paul
Your Grapholita resembles janthinana with the orange tinge to the cilia and your last photo resembles Strophedra weirana.
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Re: Some recent garden moths

Postby PaulHopkins on Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:35 pm

I’ve finally got round to examining my Grapholita from 28/5/20. Despite the orange tinged cilia, I’m pretty sure it’s funebrana, the only thing that troubles me a bit is that the one remaining labial palp looks white, at least from from the side (though it’s darker from underneath), which seems to be a feature of tenebrosana. I reckon both the apparently orange cilia and the pale palp might be artefacts of my low quality iPhone photography.

I had another 3 on 23/6/20, also all males and very similar to this one.

Cheers
Paul
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Re: Some recent garden moths

Postby stevehind on Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:52 am

Yes Paul, Grapholita funebrana, a nice find
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