Sunday, 6 August 2017

A few moths in the week

A few moths from the Beddington obs light in the week. 

 Sharp-angled Peacock 
 Scalloped Oak 
 Agriphila inquinatella
 Catoptria falsella
Crysoteuchia culmella (see comments for correct id) 

4 comments:

Ian Ellis said...

Last one looks like Agriphila straminella?

Peter Alfrey said...

Do you mean the one I've labelled Chrysoteuchia culmella? If so I think you're right- I wrote it off as a worm culmella.

Ian Ellis said...

yeah - a species I have totally overlooked until recently. I'm pretty sure most if not all 'culmella' I have recorded in August are actually A. straminella.

Peter Alfrey said...

So many of those Crambidae are so worn at the moment- a lot of them almost transparent wings- will keep a closer eye on them from now on. Cheers Ian!