Monday, 10 September 2012

New micros in Batch Valley

I often turn the porch light on as it gets dark, and check before I go to bed to see if anything is attracted. I did this on Sunday night and picked up another three new species for my Batch Valley garden. The first was a Brimstone Moth, not a rarity but nice to see. I also got these two micros. The first is a tortrix, one of the tricky Acleris laterana/comariana pair, and is probably not identifiable to species. The second is a scoparid, also a tricky family but this one is a Eudonia angustea:

Acleris laterana/comariana

Eudonia angustea

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