Sunday, 20 April 2014

another micro

Another poor night, only one common quaker and this fellow. Unfortunately the pictures taken from the side are extremely blurred but that is how they are shown in Lewington. Mark Griffiths, Garsington, Oxford


  1. Hi Mark, your micro is one of the Phyllonorycter species. While there is a published key to adult wing patterns ( which might - or might not! - lead to a correct determination, often the only safe way to tell many of them apart is via genitalia examination. As most are specific to one particular food-plant, the easiest way to identify them is to look for the larval stage leaf-mines (see

  2. Shame the side view is so blurry, it looks interesting.


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