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    Vine's Rustic?

    Seems a bit late in the year to me, but in the flesh it's got that grey waxy look that VR has. FL is 13mm, give or take. Anyone have a view?
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    Bird poo tortrix

    Hi all This one to me looks slightly like lots of things and not exactly like any of them. Eucosma? Epinotia? South coast, single specimen came to light last night. Please opine.
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    Hello. Went down an internet rabbit-hole with this, but we thought it might be Suillellus luridus -- can anyone confirm or correct? Found by the side of a road through farmland in deepest Dorset. For comparison, the Nerf dart in pic 2 is 7cm long. Apologies but these photos are all we have, so...
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    Hello. Can anyone help me get started with this guy? 7mm nose to tip.
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    White thing

    I was looking at the (I think) Brown House Moth and never even noticed the small white tapered looking guy at bottom left until much later. With apologies for the photo quality, can anyone point me in the right direction?
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    Little Brown Job

    Not even sure I've got this one down to family (tortrix, right?). Anyone help me out? Needless to say, it made a successful bid for freedom moments after the pic was taken.
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    I pulled this lightly-used exoskeleton from my small garden pond in Brighton today. Length is about 4.5cm. Looks to me like one of the hawkers, but can anyone help with the species? It was floating mid-table amid the weeds, though I guess it could have fallen from some pondside vegetation...
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    Found two of these on our bedroom ceiling the last couple of days, both males. Fast moving and one tried to jump back out of the bug pot. Body length c15mm? Brighton area, found late evening. Thought it might be a tube-web -- anyone care to comment?
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    Small, tiny, minuscule

    The big one I had as Blastobasis lacticolella. The little one I also had down as that, despite it being only half the size. I guess the tiny guy (4.5mm) in pics 3 & 4 is one of the Nepticulidae?
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    Which Forester?

    Found last week on the South Downs Way between Kingston Near Lewes and Falmer (grid ref TQ 37582 07627). Thought it might look good for Scarce -- anyone have a view?
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    Caloptilia and a 2mm mystery

    Hello! I've a couple of micros from last night's light trap that I'm trying to identify. Can anyone help? John Doe #1 looks like one of the Caloptilia species to me, maybe betulicola? FL 6-7mm. John Doe #2 is all of 2mm long and can even fit in the gap between tube and cap, but it makes it...
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    L'il brown jobs

    I have for these currant pug and uncertain/rustic agg. Anyone agree or disagree violently? Noctuid is a small one, 1.7mm nose to tip. Pug is 2.1cm across. South Coast urban/suburban garden. All suggestions welcome.
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    Does anyone see this as anything other than B. adustella? Just in case it's worth keeping him/her.
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    Dead on arrival

    Dead micro flew into my trap. Doesn't help that I've no posture info and it seems to have had a wingtip bitten off, but I'm getting nowhere with it and would be ever so grateful for a steer. Nose to tip it's about 1cm. Urban/suburban Sussex garden, about half a mile from the sea. Still have...
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    Big black spider

    Anyone hazard an ID? Crossing the pavement in urban Hove, Sussex, England. Noticeably big and bigly noticeable, but I'm getting nowhere with it.
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    Moths with rotten timekeeping?

    Finally have some moths in my trap today, but a couple of them I'd like to run by the sages. Seems that either my ID or their timing is way out. First couple seem to me to resemble one of the Caloptilia species, but the only similar-looking ones I've found (stigmatella or semifascia) aren't due...
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    Hibernating flat-body?

    Disturbed this one in my garage today. My best guess is Agonopterix sp. Anyone have any views?
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    Dingy brown micro, tiny

    On the grounds that easily overlooked stuff is sometimes interesting ... This looked to me a bit like Blastobasis adustella, but it's only half the size -- forewing length 5 or 6mm. Very flat bodied and sat slightly head-up. Anyone put me out of my misery?
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    My only moth from the trap on Friday night (though I've had hummingbird hawk moth nectaring on Verbena two days running). I had double-striped pug for this. Can anyone confirm or rebut? Wingspan a gnat's chuff short of 2cm.
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    Which thorn?

    I thought this one might be large, though that would be an unusual one for my area. Can anyone get a positive ID from the pics?