Two micros for confirmation

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Two micros for confirmation

Postby mikew on Mon Aug 23, 2021 7:51 pm

Trapped at Carden SJ4654 last night and had these two.
Could someone please confirm if they are Teleiopsis diffinis & Dichrorampha acuminatana?

Regards, Mike
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Teleiopsis diffinis.jpg
X Tortrix  Carden.jpg
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Re: Two micros for confirmation

Postby GasMacc1 on Wed Aug 25, 2021 11:34 am

The top photo certainly seems to match exactly the text description of Teleiopsis diffinis in Sterling and Parsons. Photos on Norfolk Moths, UK Moths and lepiforum.de show that it can be quite variable.

It would be good to get further opinions; there have only ever been 34 records in Cheshire.

The Dichrorampha sp. looks a bit worn. One of the distinguishing features I see on the photo galleries is the shining white cilia, but unfortunately these seem to have been worn off the moth in your photo.

Again, would be good to get further opinions.
* Edit *: Mike, I've just noticed that it's a Category 4 species, so would need gen. det. anyway.
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Re: Two micros for confirmation

Postby mikew on Wed Aug 25, 2021 3:16 pm

Thanks Dave
I'll send the tortrix off for dissection together with the phyllonorycter
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