LONGHORNS, TISCHERIIDAE AND INCURVARIIDAE

123 Tischeria ekebladella mines on oak, North Dean wood, Oct.4th 09. Mines found at a few sites but only in small numbers.

123 Tischeria ekebladella mine and larval chamber on oak, Norland village, Feb.2nd 2012. The larval chamber is visible as the circular, brown blotch within the mine. It will pupate in this in spring. 

123 Tischeria ekebladella larva and opened chamber, details as above. Carefully peeling back the chamber wall reveals an overwintering larva.

123 Tischeria ekebladella Apr.3rd 2010. Reared from the mines pictured top.

125 Emmetia marginea mine on bramble, Long wood, Dec.20th 2013. The larvae remain in the mines throughout the winter and indeed this mine was tenanted. Unfortunately the larva was dead because of an ectoparasitoid feeding on it (see below).

125 Emmetia marginea larva and ectoparasitoid, extracted from the mine pictured above.

125 Emmetia marginea mine and larva (to the right hand side of the mine)  on bramble, Bankhouse wood, Feb.7th 09. The mine was found despite a good covering of snow at the time. Even though things quieten down a lot in winter, field lepidopterists can often find something of interest.

125 Emmetia marginea, May 1st 2014. Reared from a mine on Bramble found in Long wood on Mar.14th the same year.

129 Incurvaria pectinea mines and larvae on Silver Birch, Norland bilberry slopes, May 27th 2010. Each leaf can have several mines.

129 Incurvaria pectinea mines and larvae. A back lit shot of one of the leaves pictured above. Ten mines all tenanted with feeding larvae.

129 Incurvaria pectinea (male), Norland bilberry slopes, May 4th 2010. Captured by day. One of the few micros with pectinate (feathered) antennae. Reasonably easy to find amongst the Silver Birch here.

130 Incurvaria masculella (male) in the garden, May 18th 05. A field observation.

140 Nematopogon swammerdamella, North Dean wood, Apr.22nd 2011. Captured by day. Wingspan 21mm - the largest of the longhorn moths. This is my only confirmed record.

148 Nemophora degeerella (female), North Dean wood, June 26th 06.

148 Nemophora degeerella (male), North Dean meadow, June 6th 05. 

150 Adela reaumurella case and larva, Long wood, June 2nd 2014. Taking in to account the size, shape and construction of the case and the sclerotized larval plates I strongly suspect it to be of this species.

150 Adela reaumurella (female), North Dean wood, May 8th 05. A field observation on oak.

150 Adela reaumurella (males), North Dean wood, May 23rd 06. Males, with their longer antennae are dancing in the warm spring sunshine around oaks. Presumably it's a visual display to attract females.

152 Cauchas (Adela) rufimitrella (male), a field observation on Bramble, the former sewage works at West Vale, May 21st 2014. Easily mistaken for a fly with long antennae (yes, I did), it has a forewing of around 5mm. This male has antennae twice the length of the forewing. 

152 Cauchas (Adela) rufimitrella ,details as above. There were around six individuals noted flying in the hot sunshine usually around their foodplant Garlic Mustard. As with the moth above it's quite worn and lacking the orange tuft on the top of it's head.

152 Cauchas (Adela) rufimitrella following on from above, I netted one specimen to examine and photograph in less harsh sunlight at home. The distinctive orangy crown is visible in this less worn moth. 
This is my only record of this species.

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