Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Cromwell 5th May 2016

 A brief look in the area near Tree Sparrow boxes

70.052 BF1725  Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe ferrugata

The two spots on the wing are visible but faded similars include Xanthorhoe
spadicearia(Red -barred Twin-spot Carpet) The main wing bar in the main looks more red than Dark see Brian  / Andy's comments

 Caddisfly Limnephilidae Looks Like a newly emerged Stenophylax permistus


brian leecy said...

Hi Col,I'd plum for a reddish Form of Dark Barred Twin spot Carpet,as it's got the nick on the upper central bar, more visible on left wing as looking at pic ? Nothing straight forward eh !!

AndyC said...

They are a tricky little group ,,but I think Bri is right....The red form is good..

AndyC said...

Oh no the Caddis club is back....ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Colin D said...

Thanks Guys thats useful insight have ammmended to Dark Bar !! The Caddis Club is out in force looking at Caddis in Moth Traps near you :-) Membership has risen to one this year !!!!!