Unidentified Phyllonorycter from 21st July

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Unidentified Phyllonorycter from 21st July

Postby MPStanyer on Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:16 pm

I suspect these can only be confidently identified when reared from mines, but can anyone suggest a name or species group for either of the following two trapped on 21st July. The second & third images are of the same moth which looks rather dark and greyish - I was wondering if that could be a candidate for P. stettinensis? Any guidance greatly appreciated as ever.

Many thanks & apologies for rather poor/cropped images.

Phyllonorycter sp 2 20210722_190656.jpg
Marple 21st July 2021


Phyllonorycter sp 20210722_080914.jpg
Moth #2, Marple 21st July 2021


Phyllonorycter sp 20210722_190442.jpg
Moth #2, Marple 21st July 2021
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Re: Unidentified Phyllonorycter from 21st July

Postby stevehind on Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:30 pm

I reckon you are safe recording Phyllonorycter stettinensis but I would not attempt the other.
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Re: Unidentified Phyllonorycter from 21st July

Postby MPStanyer on Wed Aug 11, 2021 6:26 pm

Thanks Steve, I thought the first would be identifiable but was hopeful of the second so thanks for that.
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