More Help Required with another Tortrix

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More Help Required with another Tortrix

Postby melbellingham on Thu Aug 12, 2021 4:03 pm

On 10/06/21 I caught a tortrix that I could not identify. The wing length was 7-8mm and I assumed it was worn and had lost necessary ID features. I retained it for dissection.

When setting the genitalia plate I was unable to prevent damage on the left harpe.

My identification was made after comparing the genitalia plate with an image on the Moth Dissection website. The moth I compared it with was 49.330 Cydia conicolana.

Checking an image of an adult with my image, I thought I could see similarities.

This moth is not on the Cheshire list, so what have I missed?

Cydia conicolana - possible.jpg
Cydia conicolana???

Cydia conicolana 1.jpg
Cydia - genitalia plate

Once more I would appreciate any help or comments.

Mel.
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Re: More Help Required with another Tortrix

Postby PaulHopkins on Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:43 pm

Hi Mel,

To me the dissection looks spot on, and as far as I can make out the moth image fits. As you say there are no Cheshire records, but I have seen a record of exit holes in pine cones in Lancashire from earlier this year, so not a million miles away. I’ll leave it to others more expert for confirmation, but I vote yes!

Cheers
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Re: More Help Required with another Tortrix

Postby melbellingham on Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:23 am

Hi Paul,

Thanks for your comment which are very encouraging. If the experts do have opinions, I hope they agree with ours.

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Re: More Help Required with another Tortrix

Postby stevehind on Sat Aug 14, 2021 1:04 pm

Nice find Mel

I don't think there can be much doubt about it being Cydia conicolana with such a distinctive gen. plate.

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Re: More Help Required with another Tortrix

Postby melbellingham on Sat Aug 14, 2021 5:28 pm

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the confirmation.

I was fairly confident that I had the right moth, but even my brand new copy of Manley didn't inspire me, with no coverage shown within at least a hundred miles.

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