Friday, 5 August 2016

Sitochroa palealis and some other micro queries

Like Dave Wilton, I also had a Sitochroa palealis in my garden trap this week - a new moth for me.

I also have some micros I need help with. Is the one below Aspilapteryx tringipennella?

I feel I should know the tortix below, but my brain has seized up. Can someone help?

Finally, is this Yponomeuta sp. identifiable? It looked quite greyish to the naked eye.

Steve Trigg, Cookham


  1. I'd agree with A. tringipennella, the next is Cydia splendana. The Yponomeuta is possibly sedella, but I'll leave that one for someone else.

  2. Nope, I can't do the Yponomeuta.

  3. I had Y. sedella last night at Cliveden, and yours looks like that. Mine was much greyer than your photo.

  4. Hi Steve, I think the micro field guide has done a great disservice to accurate recording by suggesting that some of these Yponomeuta species might be 'do-able' on sight as adults without having been bred through from a known food-plant. I'd be very wary of naming any other than the obviously different-looking ones such as evonymella and plumbella.


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