Getting even more confused with micros - ID help needed

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Getting even more confused with micros - ID help needed

Postby JohnD on Sun Sep 05, 2021 2:53 pm

Hi

I put a moth up a couple of days ago that I thought might be Acrolepia autumnitella. Whilst just over the 5-6mm fore-wing length given in Sterling & Parsons, it did have a distinct black streak near the apex (but it didn't have a tuft). That moth was caught in my garden on 14-8-21. Just going through the photos for the garden catch of 22-8-21 and found this little beastie - which is a similar size, but does not have the apical streak. I'm wondering if this is the Leek moth Acrolepiopsis assectella? Be grateful for thoughts.

John
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Possible Leek Moth? Side view.
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Possible Leek moth? Top view.
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Re: Getting even more confused with micros - ID help needed

Postby stevehind on Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:52 pm

Hi John

I reckon you have another Acrolepiopsis assectella (Leek Moth) here

Regards
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Re: Getting even more confused with micros - ID help needed

Postby JohnD on Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:41 am

Thanks Steve

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