Sunday, 22 June 2014

Any ideas?

I had this emerge this morning - forewing 9mm. I think it was feeding on oak but had a bit of an accident with the pupae and they got mixed up. I'm leaning towards Gelechidae but that's just a hunch. Those four pairs of scale tufts must narrow it down quite a lot you would think!

3 comments:

Bennyboymothman said...

Hi Charlie
This is the most unusual Psoricoptera gibbosella.

Nice moth.

Regards
Ben

charlie streets said...

Hi Ben,

Great to hear from you and thanks for your ID, I'm sure you're spot on. It's a strange looking beast, especially with those wierd, scaled lower palps and it's also pretty rare this far north so many thanks - it's made my day!

AndyC said...

Very rare and very local resident in Yorkshire, well done to both of you,,,,bennyboy hope you are well,,cheers