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Micro-moth

Observed: 2nd March 2011 By: dan_wrench
Natural Shropshire - Biodiversity Partnership
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Description:

A tiny moth seen crawling up the window frame in my office

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Bucculatrix thoracella interacts

Comments

stephenmid's picture

Very cute

Don't know what it is, but I want one!

stephenmid

dan_wrench's picture

Who says all the cute fluffy

Who says all the cute fluffy things are Dormouse sized!

Dan Wrench
Biodiversity Officer - Shropshire
dan.wrench@shropshire.gov.uk
www.NaturalShropshire.org.uk
http://twitter.com/#!/ShropshireBAP

debbieC's picture

seems the little fella is out

seems the little fella is out a bit early. the picture in encyclopedia of life does not show colour very well, but www.hantsmoths.org.uk + www.ukmoths.org.uk show it perfect.

DebbieC

dan_wrench's picture

Shropshire's micro-moth

Shropshire's micro-moth expert tells me it is only the second record for Shropshire. So I can still contribute useful records while sitting in my office.

Dan Wrench
Biodiversity Officer - Shropshire
dan.wrench@shropshire.gov.uk
www.NaturalShropshire.org.uk
http://twitter.com/#!/ShropshireBAP

debbieC's picture

micro

excellent, well done. Where theres one, there must be more, so get your camera ready. ;)

DebbieC

RHoman's picture

Mines

You must have a lime tree nearby? Searching the foliage later in the year might be productive as the moth's leaf mines are distinctive and although small are easy to find once you've got your eye in. The windowing on the leaves is also a give away.

Robert Homan