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Peckforton Woods Help & Confirmation

PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:07 pm
by mikew
Minor species.jpg
Minor species
Micro sp.jpg
Unknown micro
Epinotia brunnichana or solandriana.jpg
Epinotia brunnichana or solandriana
Apotomis turbidana.jpg
Apotomis turbidana
Incurvaria oehlmanniella.jpg
Incurvaria oehlmanniella
Hi All
I trapped last night on the edge of Peckforton Woods. It's not far from my garden but the some of the moths are quite different/difficult!
I think this a species of Minor
The unknown micro is baffling
Can the Epinotia be identified without dissection?
Confirmation requested on the other two - they are both new to me.

Regards, Mike

Re: Peckforton Woods Help & Confirmation

PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:55 am
by stevehind
Hi Mike
Incurvaria oehlmanniella & Apotomis turbidana are correct.
I reckon your Minor is Cloaked.
Argyresthia can be tricky when worn like this. You are better trying to disturb them by tapping the branches of their foodplants as they are easily disturbed and that way you reduce the choices.
I would always dissect the adults of those two Epinotia, unless bred, as the larval spinning are different.
Regards
Steve

Re: Peckforton Woods Help & Confirmation

PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:07 pm
by mikew
Hi Steve
Thanks for that. I will send the Epinotia for dissection
Regards
Mike