Micro confirmation please

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Micro confirmation please

Postby JohnD on Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:08 pm

I'm pretty sure this is Catoptria margaritella but it seems to be found at rather few sites - especially in the middle-top of Cheshire. Can anybody confirm/put me right please?

John
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Catoptria margaritella - top view
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Catoptria margaritella - side view
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Re: Micro confirmation please

Postby stevehind on Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:53 pm

Yes John, Catoptria margaritella.
I've caught this species here on four occasions this month, whereas previously I've only had a couple of records in 28 years, so it will be interesting to see how many others have also caught it this year.
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Re: Micro confirmation please

Postby JohnD on Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:41 pm

Thanks for the confirmation Steve. I'm hoping the Cheshire Moth Atlas can be updated at some point so we can see distribution changes over the past few years. The .pdf is my go-to source for distribution info. and I find it incredibly valuable as I'm sure many others do too.

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