Saturday, 16 May 2009

Last few Days in Northowram

Stigmella sp.?(C.Streets)

With only 2 Hebrew Character,1 Rustic Shoulder Knot and a Double striped Pug in the trap last night,I have found a small walk to the local wood a lot more rewarding the last few days,with full list below.Thaks to Charlie for photos.
2397 Panemeria tenebrata Small Yellow Underwing 2
391 Glyphipterix simpliciella Cocksfoot Moth 25
396 Glyphipterix fuscoviridella 3
321 Phyllonorycter messaniella 1
293 Caloptilia syringella 1
150 Adela reaumurella 150
140 Nematopogon swammerdamella 2
130 Incurvaria masculella 2


charlie streets said...

Andy, the stigmella will have to go down as ruficapitella agg. After checking features such as antennae segments, wing antennae ratio, looking for androconial scales on the hindwing I couldn't take it any further without determining the sex through dissection.Which went quite well, but the abdomen seemed devoid of any internal features - obviously not a job for the amateur.

I suspect rearing them from leaf mines may not entirely resolve the matter either.Features such as position of egg on the leaf and larval ID will be needed - unless of course you just send them all off to Harry !

AndyC said...

Thanks Charlie I knew it was gonna be a tough nut to crack.Great little things .Will have to get some mines on Oak this season from the local wood.

brian leecy said...

looks like you have a great patch there andy,small yellow underwings are excellent,iv had no success with them so far and only 1 last year,roll on some decent weather.