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Ken Noble
I realise that these photos are no good - hard to get decent pix of very active insects which are less than a cm long. But has anyone any clue as to what species I have here. They were taken a couple of days ago (7th May) in Surrey, UK.
 

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rosaria

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The first one looks to me like Borkhausenia fuscescens, but it's a bit early ...
Second just possibly Acrolepiopsis assectella (Leek moth), but I'm far from certain.
 

Paul Chapman

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Not for me on either.

Elachista maculicerusella for the first.

The second is a tortrix & I would say a form of Epinotia immundana.

All the best

Paul
 

Surreybirder

Ken Noble
Not for me on either.

Elachista maculicerusella for the first.

The second is a tortrix & I would say a form of Epinotia immundana.

All the best

Paul
Thanks, Paul, I hope the first is correct as it would be a new one for my garden. I'll try it out on my CR.
E immundana could well be right. I've had that before (at least in 2005).
Cheers,
Ken
 

Paul Chapman

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Thanks, Paul, I hope the first is correct as it would be a new one for my garden. I'll try it out on my CR.
E immundana could well be right. I've had that before (at least in 2005).
Cheers,
Ken

It is. 😀

Quite a distinctive micro but easily overlooked.

All the best

Paul
 

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