Thursday, 17 July 2014

... and a few more

This time, a mixture of macros and micros from Wolvercote, again most of which we have an idea of: the first looks like Argyresthia brockeella; the second and third are the same specimen of what we've tentatively identified as Southern Wainscot (the 'stripes' on the forewings seem to fit with that); then a presumed Batia lunaris (size as well as appearance seems to suggest it); and finally a rather tentative ID of a Campion (kidney-mark and oval more or less joined, and it might even be argued to have the purplish-pink marbling which Waring and Townsend describe in newly-emerged individuals - indeed, it would have to be quite newly-emerged, as I can only imagine it's an early member of the August-September generation they mention. If it's not a Lychnis). Steve and Xander Goddard.

Possible Argyresthia brockeella, 12/7/14

Possible Southern Wainscot, 14/7/14

Possible Southern Wainscot, 14/7/14

Possible Batia lunaris, 14/7/14

Possible Campion, 14/7/14


  1. Hello Steve & Xander, all correct apart from the Wainscot, which I don't think is do-able with certainty from your pictures. The easiest thing to look for on Southern Wainscot is the crease across the forehead above the eyes, which is usually very obvious even on worn specimens.

  2. That's great - many thanks, Dave, understood on the wainscot.


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