Saturday, 14 June 2014

Dingy Skipper and Pleurota bicostella , New to Calderdale



Top pictures show the micro moth Pleurota bicostella which looks very similar to common grass moth species(crambus)the labial palps are as long as they get, found yesterday near Withens Clough. These two species have not been recorded locally before .Bottom pic shows the butterfly Dingy Skipper Erynnis tages which can easily be overlooked for one of the day flying moths.I found it while taking photos of local orchids. Many thanks to Charlie for posting picture of Dingy Skipper  and for taking the great photos of Pleurota bicostella .

1 comment:

AndyC said...

Correction .....In 1882 the great G.T. Porritt recorded Pleurota biscostella in the Halifax area