Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Vestals, and a micro for checking

My garden trap attracted 2 Vestals last night, although both were on the surrounding grass rather than in the trap. Here is a photo of one of them.

Can I just check that the moth below is Blastobasis adustella? It normally holds its wings tighter to the body.

Finally, I'm guessing that it is impossible to say what the moth below might be?

Steve Trigg, Cookham


  1. Keep that last one for me to look at more closely. Yes to adustella, the chevron on its back shows up nicely.

  2. I'd hazard a complete guess that the last one is Elachista canapennella but that's all it would be, a guess!


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