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Old Saturday 19th September 2020, 10:00   #1
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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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Old Saturday 19th September 2020, 16:03   #2
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Immediately looking at the excellent Bird-dropping Tortrix Moths of the British Isles, I am drawn to Epinotia bilunana/ramella rather than the likes of Eucosma campoliliana. I would say Epinotia ramella on the more solid dorsal patch and the later flight period:-

https://ukmoths.org.uk/species/epino...la#prettyPhoto

Tricky.......

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Someone showed me that book recently - I had no idea it existed. There is a companion volume for moths associated with conifers.

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Someone showed me that book recently - I had no idea it existed. There is a companion volume for moths associated with conifers.

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A very worthwhile purchase if you can get it.

Jon Clifton - one of the principal authors - runs ALS. A birder of old that nailed the Least Tern when it visited Colne Point from Rye Harbour and someone who spent a few years birding on Shetland thereafter having moved there. A really good chap.

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Gotta get me a copy of that book, if only for the title. It would sit nicely alongside Enjoying Moths!

Thanks for help on the ID, sounds reasonable to me.
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Gotta get me a copy of that book, if only for the title. It would sit nicely alongside Enjoying Moths!

Thanks for help on the ID, sounds reasonable to me.
Roy Leverton is also a really good chap. I visited his house once as I was travelling around Scotland with a friend of his and he showed us a Swordgrass.
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His book is top, for sure
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My mistake. I think that this is now Crocidosema plebejana. I had one this week.....

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My mistake. I think that this is now Crocidosema plebejana. I had one this week.....

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No apology necessary, and I'm seriously envying your macro lens there.

Thanks for remembering! I'll update my records.
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