Micro ID help please

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Micro ID help please

Postby JohnD on Fri Sep 03, 2021 2:14 pm

Hi

I think this is Acrolepia autumnitella, but it does not have a raised tuft at the rear of the thorax, though this may have worn away. I'd be very grateful for comments/confirmation.

Many Thanks

John
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Possible Acrolepia autumnitella side view
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Re: Micro ID help please

Postby stevehind on Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:50 pm

Hi John

Have you considered Acrolepiopsis assectella Leek Moth, only on that species the the white triangular mark tends to be more obvious ?

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Steve
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Re: Micro ID help please

Postby JohnD on Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:47 am

Steve

Yes, I wondered about whether it might be the Leek moth (as this one is a little longer than A. autumnitella and does not have the raised tuft), but the black apical streak led me astray. I'll record it as Leek Moth.

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John
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