GELECHIIDAE AND BLASTOBASIDAE

726 Metzneria metzneriella, May 17th 2011. The only moth that emerged from around 30 or so Common Knapweed seed heads collected from Tag meadow on Feb.19th 2011.

779 Bryotropha affinis found indoors, June 6th 06. 

787 Bryotropha terrella, found on the driveway, June 29th 2014. 


789 Bryotropha domestica, Aug.5th 06. Feeding on sugar at night in the garden.


797 Neofaculta ericetella larva, Mar.11th 2010. Swept from Heather on Norland moor a few days earlier.

797 Neofaculta ericetella May 14th 2010. Reared from the larva illustrated above.

843 Aproaerema anthyllidella, netted at dusk at North Loop, Cromwell Bottom, July 25th 2017.

843 Aproaerema anthyllidella, dorsal view of the moth above.


853 Anacampsis populella, June 22nd 2010. One of two reared from larvae found spun up in Goat Willow near Hollas Bridge earlier in the summer.


854 Anacampsis blattariella, North Dean meadow, July 12th 06. A field observation on mature Silver Birch. One also reared from Silver Birch at this site.

859 Psoricoptera gibbosella, June 22nd 2014. Reared from a larva found spun up in oak at Copley meadow on May 29th 2014. County records suggest that this may be the first time the early stages have been found in the region. An unusual looking moth with four pairs of scale tufts and scaly palps.


886 Brachmia blandella, North Dean meadow, July 12th 06. A field observation. My other record is of one from the wood itself.


873 Blastobasis adustella, June 5th 2010. Reared from larvae found spun up in Heather at Norland village.


873 Blastobasis adustella (dark form) in the garden, July 26th 06. Photographed at night feeding on sugar.


874 Blastobasis lacticolella in the garden, Sept.23rd 04. This was captured by night feeding at sugar. It was my first ever success at sugaring and pretty exciting at the time!

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