Tuesday, 9 May 2017

New micro for Dancersend

I was photographing some tiny beetles on hawthorn flowers at Dancersend reserve when this colourful little micro-moth wandered into my shot. I identified it as Micropterix tunbergella - no. 1 in the Checklist of British Lepidoptera - and saw that it is common, at least throughout England. On returning home and checking the moth list for the reserve I found it hadn't been recorded previously - so, welcome to moth number 736!
Mick Jones

1 comment:

  1. The Micropterix are coming out at the moment, keep checking those flower heads. 736 is a good total for the site, I see I don't need to visit anymore...


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