Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Epinotia nisella


Had this interesting looking micro last week and wondered if it was the form Epinotia nisella cinereana which is now classed as a separate species to E. nisella . After gen .det by C.Fletcher is was found to be a grey form of  Epinotia nisella .

4 comments:

AndyC said...

Charlie , might be worth looking for this one .,,,,if you know of any areas with a lot of Aspen....

charlie streets said...

Yes, I do know a few sites, will have to do some research on it.........

AndyC said...

yes its a tricky one , if you have any info would be great to know what to look for...The old Yorkshire records may well not stand up for that much longer.....

charlie streets said...

With it being classed as E. nisella for all that time I'd assume its life cycle is the same - feeding on spun leaves in spring and emerging in summer. It may be quite scarce though?