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Hello Barnaby, they are Celypha lacunana, Cypress Carpet and a Cnephasia (which needs dissection to get to species). Celypha lacunana is a moth you should really get used to because it is exceedingly common and you'll doubtless see it again and again. It does vary a little bit as to colour but the markings remain roughly the same, including the gap (lacuna = unfilled space) in the central cross-band.
Dave - really helpful and now with your advice the book makes more sense! The Common Micro-Moths of Berks talks about an H being visible, which I could not get my head around this morning. More coffee perhaps.Much appreciatedBarnaby
Cypress Carpet is a good record. Only the 5th Bucks sighting and the 4th site. The first record was in 2005, then two in 2014 and one in 2015.Well done Barnaby.
A good incentive to set the trap! Thanks
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