Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Difficult to keep up with identifications

Dry nights are good for moths (and, sadly, midges). This is a new one to me: Muslin Footman - Nudaria mundana. A very delicate species (the wings are translucent), the larvae feed on lichens.

Another new micromoth: Epinotia subocellana, which lives on Salix sp. in wet areas:

Back to macro moths. this is the Garden Carpet - Xanthorhoe fluctuata.

And lastly, a minute (2mm!) weevil, also on Willow (Salix).

Looks to be Archarius salicivorus, but I don't know about confusion species.

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