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dantheman

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Falmouth area - Mabe Burnthouse for starters.

Moths for id/reference (mine mostly I guess).

6th August -

1 - ?
2 - Dark Fruit Tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana?
3 - ?

Also presumed Chrysoteucha culmella x2 Should have taken photos, will do next time.
 

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dantheman

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Thanks both. I have the Sterling, Parsons and Lewington Micro book and will try and refer to the UKmoths website too. However for starters there's a lot going on, especially when trying to get back into macros at the same time.

From Sunday 16th (images taken 17/08/2020) - 5 shots of 3 moths

1) and 1a) -
2) and 2b) -
3) -
 

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dantheman

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dantheman

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12 and 12a) -
 

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14 and 14a -
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dantheman

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17 and 17a - Think this matches Aspilapteryx tringipennalla best, but wrong colour (matches other Gracillariidae better).
4a (another shot of moth in earlier post) -



Think that's it for the day! Any useful pointers/family/if not possible etc gratefully received.

Thanks in advance.
 

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dwallace

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For the later no.3 try agriphila geniculea. I find the crambidae grass moths reasonably easy to identify if you pot them and then compare them with the illustrations in Sterling and Parsons or on a web site such as Hants Moths. The problem with photographing this group is getting the angle exactly right, otherwise identification becomes much more difficult. They really need to be viewed side-on.

17 and 17a does seem to be aspilapteryx tringipennella.

Dave W
 

Paul Chapman

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A bit to look at here. Your last is a macro.....

4, 4a, 9 & 15 are all Pinion-streaked Snout.

All the best
 
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dantheman

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Thanks all. :t:

A bit to look at here. Your last is a macro.....
4, 4a, 9 & 15 are all Pinion-streaked Snout.

Would never have guessed, should know what to look out for now, ta.

For the later no.3 try agriphila geniculea. I find the crambidae grass moths reasonably easy to identify if you pot them and then compare them with the illustrations in Sterling and Parsons or on a web site such as Hants Moths. The problem with photographing this group is getting the angle exactly right, otherwise identification becomes much more difficult. They really need to be viewed side-on.

17 and 17a does seem to be aspilapteryx tringipennella.

6. Blastobasis adustella
13. Celypha lacunana
16. Eudonia mercurella
For all the Crambids you might find this guide useful:
http://www.econoweb.co.uk/Carmarthenshire_moths/GrassMoths.pdf

Thanks for the ids and links - look v. useful. Been trying to photograph them side on, but yes, often not quite possible to get the right angle whilst still on the eggboxes. Cheers.
 

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