LATEST PHOTO ADDITIONS

ALL PHOTOS ARE OF ADULTS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED


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2016
Nov.20th: Ectoedemia argyropeza   (NEPTICULIDAE: 20 - 50)
Nov. 13th: Ectoedemia intimella   (NEPTICULIDAE: 20 - 50)
Nov.10th: Phyllonorycter platani    (GRACILLARIIDAE: 315 - 332)
Oct.19th: Spruce Carpet   (GEOMETRIDS: 1661 - 1775)
Oct.14th: Lichen Case-bearers  five cases   (BAGWORMS)
Oct.14th: Sallow   (NOCTUIDS: 2180 - 2335)
Sept. 18th: Fox Moth larva and parasitoids     (EGGARS, EMPERORS ETC.)
Sept. 15th: Buff-tip larva   (NOTODONTIDAE)
Aug. 9th: Tachstola acroxantha    (OECOPHORIDAE)
July 30th: Schrekensteinia festaliella   (YPONOMEUTIDAE ETC)
June 10th: Flame Shoulder   (NOCTUIDS: 2081 - 2179)
June 10th: White-pinion Spotted   (GEOMETRIDS: 1887 - END)
June 6th: Bilberry Pug   (GEOMETRIDS: 1776 - 1886)
June 6th: Rhopobota ustomaculana  (TORTRICIDAE: 1099 - 1158)
June 6th: Phyllonorycter junoniella adult and mines   (GRACILLARIIDAE: 315 - 332)
May 9th: Ropobota ustomaculana mine and larva   (TORTRICIDAE: 1099 - 1158)
May 2nd: Pammene regiana    (TORTICIDAE: 1159 - END)
Apr.29th: Lichen Case-bearer adults, cases and eggs    (BAGWORMS)
Apr.29th: Northern Eggar cocoon    (EGGARS, EMPERORS ETC.)
Apr.1st: Neglected Rustic larva   (NOCTUIDS: 2081 - 2179)
Mar.22nd: Northern Eggar larva   (EGGARS, EMPERORS ETC.)
Feb.27th: Psychoides filicivora mines and larvae   (BURNETS AND TINEIDAE)
Feb.24th: Coleophora alticolella case and larva   (COLEOPHORAS)
Feb.22nd: Pammene regiana larva and cocoons   (TORTICIDAE: 1159 - END)






2015
Sept.13th: CONVOLVULOUS HAWKMOTH   (HAWKMOTHS) out of area!!!
Sept.8th: Codling Moth feeding signs   (TORTRICIDAE: 1159 - END)


2014
Aug.28th: Parsnip Moth    (PARASITIC WASPS AND MOTHS PART 2)
Aug.25th: Copidosoma sosares, a polyembryonic Chalcid wasp   (PARASITIC WASPS AND MOTHS PART 2)
Aug.2nd: Lyonetia clerkella cocoon, pupa and adult   (LYONETIIDAE etc.)
July 30th: Parsnip Moth larvae   (OECOPHORIDAE)
July 27th: Acleris sparsana   (TORTRICIDAE: 1012 - 1098)
July 27th: Elephant Hawkmoth larva   (HAWKMOTHS)
July 27th: Tachystola acroxantha   (OECOPHORIDAE)
July 15th: Caloptilia rufipennella      (GRACILLARIIDAE: 282 - 305)  
July 11th: Phyllonorycter joannisi mine and adult    (GRACILLARIIDAE: 345 - END)  
July 11th: Bird-cherry Ermine nest, larva, pupa etc   (YPONOMEUTIDAE)
July 6th: Phyllonorycter rajella    (GRACILLARIIDAE: 345 - END)   
July 6th: Ringlets   (NYMPHALIDS)
July 6th: Small Magpie   (CRAMBIDAE: 1332 - END)
July 1st: Straw Dot   (NOCTUIDS: 2336 - END)
July 1st: Small Tortoiseshell chrysalides coloured up    (NYMPHALIDS etc.)
July 1st: Bryotropha terrella   (GELECHIIDAE)
July 1st: Crambus pascuella   (GRASS MOTHS etc.)
June 28th: Mompha raschkiella mine, larvae + adult   (MOMPHIDAE etc.)
June 28th: Small Tortoiseshell larvae + pupa   (NYMPHALIDS etc.)
June 22nd: Hawthorn Moth   (YPONOMEUTIDAE)
June 22nd: Psoricoptera gibbosella   (GELECHIIDAE)
June 20th: Phyllonorycter geniculella   (GRACILLARIIDAE: 345 - END)   
June 14th: Adela reaumurella larva and case  (LONGHORNS etc.)
June 14th: Pleurota bicostella   (OECOPHORIDAE)
June 14th: Yellow Shell and Shaded Broad-bar    (GEOMETRIDS: 1661 - 1775)
June 12th: Zeiraphera isertana   (TORTRICIDAE: 1157 - END)
THE ARCHIVES. 
MICROPTERIGIDAE.

4 Micropterix aruncella, North Dean meadow, June 23rd 06. A field observation on bramble.

4 Micropterix aruncella, North Dean meadow, May 26th 05. A field observation on a grass blade. These are tiny, day flying moths with functioning jaws enabling them to eat pollen.

4 Micropterix aruncella, Brookfoot Loop, June 14th 2014. A field observation. It's only the males that have the white cross lines and streaks.

5 Micropterix aruncella (female) North Dean wood, June 21st 07. A field observation on bramble. Originally identified as M. calthella I think this is a female aruncella which lacks the more extensive, purple base to the forewings of calthella.
5 Micropterix aruncella (female) on Bramble, North Dean wood, June 5th 07.