Tuesday, 13 June 2017

A few more questions

From last night's catch I wondered if the first was a rather worn Clay Triple-lines?
I assume the second is a Cnephasia species and the third what is left of a Mottled Beauty?
Any help with these would be appreciated.

Andy Newbold, Sibford Ferris, Oxon.


  1. You don't need help, all correct.

  2. Difficult to tell the size or true colours of your middle picture but another species to keep in mind with very obscurely marked "Cnephasias" like this is Neosphaleroptera nubilana. Whatever it is, it could do with dissection to get an accurate ID!

  3. Thank you. I almost dismissed the Clay Triple-lines as a Riband Wave before I realised it was not right. The micro escaped before I was able to get a better photo or take any measurements.


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