Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Eidophasia messingiella (scarce in VC32)

When I saw this moth in the MV Skinner trap (after night of 6.7.13), I knew it was something distinctive and new for me. Unfortunately, as soon as I lifted the perspex sheet 'roof' of the trap, it flew off. Fortunately, though, it soon landed on the grass and I was able to get these record shots, which allowd me to identify it. It turns out, there have only been two previous records in VC32 (Northants and Peterborough), both in the 1990s.

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