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Micro moth? what is it?

Observed: 25th June 2011 By: Lone RangerLone Ranger’s reputation in InvertebratesLone Ranger’s reputation in InvertebratesLone Ranger’s reputation in Invertebrates

Caught a couple of these in the Skinner Trap but don't know much about Micros. And ideas?

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Udea olivalis interacts


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Udea decrepitalis

Goatter Pyralid oths' states: Very local in damp mountain ravines and beside lochs in the Highlands. A 'recent' (older book 1986)record from Wales 1978. Larvae on ferns, adults at that time not known to come to light! All very interesting.

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If my ID pans out then I'm sure Ian Kimber at UK Moths would love to use your excelent photo on the UK Moths web site. Contact him through the site if you want.

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Pity it was next species on

Pity it was next species on UKMoths. Will just need to keep on trying for that elusive rarity.

You got me going for a wee while there.


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Sorry Mike

It had me going as well, I was using Goaters Pyralids of the UK. May be I should have relied more on modern technology to ID it!