Caloptilia sp?

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Caloptilia sp?

Postby Tim_Ward on Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:32 pm

Tuesday night was my best March trapping night ever for my Macclesfield garden; 85 moths of 15 species. Just one I can't identify (see pictures attached).I wondered if it might be a Caloptilia sp (perhaps populetorum?) because of the long legs but it doesn't really look like any of the photos in the books. I'm willing to dissect it but, before I do so, can anybody advise on what it might be?

Best wishes, Tim
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Re: Caloptilia sp?

Postby stevehind on Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:42 pm

Hi Tim

Maybe Caloptilia populetorum ?

Regards
Steve
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Re: Caloptilia sp?

Postby Tim_Ward on Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:10 pm

Hi Steve,
Yes, thanks, I've now dissected it and it is clearly C. populetorum (see attached photo)
Regards, Tim
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