Best Night of the Year + micro needing ID

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Best Night of the Year + micro needing ID

Postby A_Neal on Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:39 pm

Hi all,

Last night (30/3/21) was my best night of the year with 60 moths of 19 species coming to the trap. They were:

Common Plume (4), Twenty Plume (2), Double-Striped Pug (11), Common Quaker (14), Agonopterix heracliana/ciliella (1), Beautiful Plume (1), Leek Moth? (2), Small Quaker (11), Herald (1), Early Thorn (1), Agonopterix alstromeriana (2), Early Grey (1), Caloptilia species (1), Diamond-Back Moth (2), Clouded Drab (2), Hebrew Character (2), Light Brown Apple Moth (1), Pale Pinion (1) and Oak Nycteoline (1).

I also trapped on the 29th March catching 13 moths of 8 species, the highlights being a different Pale Pinion to the one caught on the 30th, a Water Carpet and a Red-Green Carpet.

Regards,
Alex
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Leek Moth?
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Caloptilia populetorum?
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Re: Best Night of the Year + micro needing ID

Postby melbellingham on Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:27 pm

Hi Alex,

A good night here also, but not as good as yours.

Three species NFY were Herald, Diamond-back Moth and 2 Leek Moth. Photo of one of the latter attached, which I am of the opinion is your first image. Not sure about the other though.

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Leek Moth - 30/03/2021

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Re: Best Night of the Year + micro needing ID

Postby stevehind on Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:47 pm

Hi Alex

Have a look at Caloptilia populetorum. Looks to be a better specimen than Tim's.

Regards
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Re: Best Night of the Year + micro needing ID

Postby A_Neal on Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:10 pm

Hi Mel and Steve,

Thanks for replying. I wondered whether it was Caloptilia populetorum but wasn’t sure.

Regards,
Alex
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