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Possible Sciota adelphella

Observed: 30th June 2005 By: graemelyonsgraemelyons’s reputation in Invertebrates
Pyralid moth

Caught in a Skinner trap in June 2005. Only just getting around to trying to identify it.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Pempelia formosa interacts


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Hi Graeme, I'm tempted to go for Sciota on this one, for the reasons you give in your blog: wings are not so rolled up as they usually are in Pempelia, and the black marks in the outer half of the wing that Pempeila usually has are not visible in this photo. However, I've never seen Sciota so don't feel confident enough to confirm it for certain. Look forward to further opinions from others!

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