Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Chevron, and Minor queries

Many thanks to Dave W. for posting his picture of a Chevron yesterday. It meant that when I found one in my garden trap this morning, I immediately recognised it. It is a new moth for my garden.

I also had a very nice Scorched Carpet.

Below are 2 minors. Am I correct in thinking that the top one is a Rosy Minor, while the one below is a Cloaked Minor?

Finally, is this micro Acleris aspersana?

Steve Trigg, Cookham


  1. Hi Steve, very nice to get both Chevron and Rosy Minor in your garden. I agree with all of your IDs apart from the Cloaked Minor which I'm not 100% sure about because there is a form of Rosy Minor which looks quite similar. Rosy Minor is not at all common locally (mainly restricted to the chalk) but Cloaked Minor is found everywhere and I'm sure you'll get an obvious one again anyway.

  2. Agree with Mister Wilton, it looks more like a form of Rosy Minor.

  3. Many thanks Dave and Peter. I had a couple of obvious Cloaked Minors last week, so nice to get 2 forms of Rosy Minor this week.


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