Three micros from last night

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Three micros from last night

Postby mikew on Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:30 pm

Coleophora trifolii.jpg
Coleophora trifolii?
Coleophora trifolii.jpg
Coleophora trifolii?
Hi All

Can anyone please confirm the Coleophora id from the attached? I think it maybe C trifolii.

Hi Steve

Can the Ephestia now be accepted without dissection?

Regards, Mike
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Ephestia woodiella.jpg
Ephestia woodiella for confirmation
Ash Bud Moth.jpg
Ash Bud Moth
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Re: Three micros from last night

Postby stevehind on Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:31 am

Hi Mike

Coleophora trifolii is much larger than both C. mayrella and C. deauratella, the other two metallic winged species in this family with thickened scales at the base of the antennae. I struggle to judge sizes from photos, so cannot be sure.

Those species which require dissection such as your Ephestia, I tend to record as Micro. sp. and add the presumed name in the comments field.

I took some photos of three Ash Bud Moths Prays fraxinella I disturbed yesterday
449 Prays fraxinella SJ9293VC59_SHHa1.JPG
Prays fraxinella - Tame Valley, Haughton Green -17/6/2021

A much larger species but compare this photo, from a similar angle, to your Blastodacna hellerella

Regards
Steve
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Re: Three micros from last night

Postby mikew on Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:35 am

Hi Steve
Thanks for your advice.
The Coleophora is 7mm in length
I should have identified Blastodacna hellerella as I've had it before
Regards, Mike
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