Friday, March 25, 2011

Leek Moth, I think

I believe this moth, which I found last night (24.3.11) in my 40W actinic Skinner in Peterborough, to be a Leek Moth [473 Leek Moth Acrolepiopsis assectella
(Zeller, 1839)]. It may be a first for V32 (Northants and Peterborough), I am not certain, and I don't think it has been recorded in neighbouring Hunts. I await the word of the local recorder(s).
Please forgive the rotten photos.

News update: Dave Manning, the micro-moth recorder for Northants and P'boro (as well as Beds) has confirmed that the Leek Moth is a VC32 first.

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