Friday, 29 July 2016

Bigger catches - More questions

Having just finished sorting through my photos from Wednesday night's catch I have discovered that I have potentially 12 new micros for my garden. Although it is the first year I have made a serious attempt to identify the micros. I have tried to reduce my questions to the following 6 images.

Is this one of the Scythris species?

Possibly Plutella porrectella ?

A ginger coloured tortrix with no clear markings.

Unknown pyralid ?

Maybe Ypsolopha ustella? based on size and shape.

Maybe Aspilapteryx tringipennella?

Sorry about the number of questions but as always any help gratefully received.
Andy Newbold. Sibford Ferris. Oxon.


  1. Hi Andy, they are Prays ruficeps, Plutella porrectella, Clepsis consimilana, Euzophera pinguis, an Ypsolopha species (probably ustella as you say, which is very variable) and Aspilapteryx tringipennella.

  2. Is that red enough to be Zelleria hepariella?

    1. No, I'd say that is definitely an Ypsolopha. Neither the shape nor the resting posture are right for Z.hepariella.

  3. Thank you for your quick responses. I can now get Wednesday night's records completed before tonight's haul. At least with most micros I am at least getting the idea of where to look in the field guide.


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