Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Three Micros

Hi All, The top one was found in a field of cows in Style (South of M/CR) on 17th June. Photograph taken on a doc leaf. Looks like some kind of Olethreutinae ? Can anyone help? The middle one is surely 1219 Lathronympha strigana despite being listed as scarce further north and was found near the Trafford Centre car park. the bottom one is the nicely named 989 Timothy Tortrix Aphelia paleana from the same location and although it has no markings it has a remarkably lusterous pearl finish to its wings (appologies for straying outside Calderdale once again). At the moment I am having the most fun looking for micros in breaks from work than examining the contents of the light trap. Winston

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