Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Limnaecia phragmitella

I've identified this moth as Limnaecia phragmitella, seems to be a long way from home if so as there aren't many bullrushes in central Aylesbury. Can anyone confirm this ID please?

Ryan Clark, Aylesbury


  1. You are quite right Ryan. This species has turned up at a few other places away from water this year. The warm weather does tend to make some things wander from their usual areas.

  2. This is actually a common species, Ryan, and you'd be surprised by just how many bulrushes there are in the Aylesbury area (in ditches, canals, etc). The moth does seem to be having a particularly good year.


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