Tuesday, 16 June 2009

micros


Hi all,got 2 of these micros on heather at whiteholme drain yesterday ,15 06 09.5 mm from snout to wing tip,prob common but only saw 2 all day,didnt find a single grey scalloped bar,wonder weather they have struggled with our dreadful early spring, as they over winter as small larva,and yet common heaths seem more abundant then ever,and they overwinter as a pupa,obviously a very successful stratedgy ! would be grateful for out on the micros .all the best Bri.

5 comments:

AndyC said...

Good place that drain ,i had olethreutes schulziana there and Grey scalloped Bar on the 2nd July last year.Im looking forward to going back,but its a real hike.We should try and run a trap one night.

Paul Talbot..aka Moffman said...

Hi Brian
The micro has me stumped ! Do you have any more photos of them ?

AndyC said...

A side view would be good,is it a gelechidae type.Might have to ask charlie to stick it on BGM.

Paul Talbot..aka Moffman said...

Hi Brian
Try this link to the Swedish Moths website. http://www.lepidoptera.se/en/

Enter Cosmiotes freyerella in seacrh and then go to the links section on that page and click the "images link" this brings up a good shot of the species. if you then move your cursor over the photo and left click it enlarges the image.

This all seems rather complex but if I give just one link you have to search a website in Swedish with no English language option.

brian leecy said...

Cheers for that Paul ,il check it out.