Category Archives: Identification Requests
Preferring the sofa by the lounge window has benefits. I get to watch the local House Sparrows go about their daily squabbles, there’s that fly-over bird of prey which will one day turn into a real Red Kite and, occasionally, … Continue reading
See below photo of the Acleris sp’ taken in the garden on 23 Mar which I thought might be a candidate for schalleriana. Have kept the moth just in case. Any thoughts?
I took this Caloptilia sp’ on Wednesday night (5 April) and am guessing hemidactylella. What do others think?
Like several other people the highlight of the spring here was the 9th of may which produced a cydia strobilella and a platyedra subcinerea , the only other species of note was a cydia coniferana on the 9th of june. The couple of … Continue reading
Here is a photo of my mystery gelechid moth from the other day, managed to get some decent shots of it this afternoon, not easy, a very flightly little b******d! My thoughts are that it is Scrobipalpa atriplicella. If it … Continue reading
Thought I’d stick an image of this moth up, one that has got me head scratching at the moment. Caught last night in the garden, about the size of a lacunana. Colour is the same both sides of the moth. … Continue reading
I grow some non native Digitalis species in my garden from seed. An insect has been boring along the main stems killing the plants or just that spike. The exit hole for the frass is always just above a leaf … Continue reading
I have upgraded my compound microscope (substantially). I am therefore offering the one I bought from Jon at ALS some 3 years ago for free except that you will have to arrange collection/delivery. Can I encourage anyone to take up … Continue reading
I caught this at Iken Cliff on 3 June, at a site with plenty of Scots Pine. These Cydia species are certainly not a strong point of mine as I catch very few. FW length of 6mm. Anyone care to … Continue reading