Saturday, 5 August 2017

Dichrorampha plumbana?

caught last night - is this Dichrorampha plumbana?

Mark Griffiths, Garsington, Oxford


  1. Would be an odd time of year for it, but perhaps it is an early second generation. Needs a genitalia check to sort out from similar species.

  2. Yes, it states very clearly in the micro field guide that plumbana, sedatana and aeratana need dissection to separate. All three have been confirmed from Bucks so that's likely to be the case for Oxon too. I certainly have known local sites for both plumbana and aeratana, some of them with both species present.


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