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Deltaornix torquillella?

Observed: 14th August 2011 By: JohnaldJohnald’s reputation in InvertebratesJohnald’s reputation in InvertebratesJohnald’s reputation in Invertebrates
Deltaornix torquillella?
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Species with which Deltaornix torquillella interacts

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RHoman's picture

Check the relevant page on

Check the relevant page on UKmoths and the issue of the very similar Parornix finitimella is made clear. I don't think I would go near any of the Parornix species without a microscope!

Robert Homan

DavidSlade's picture

Better still...

Find the leaf mines - these are exceptionally difficult to determine as adult moths. From a set specimen you have a better chance as one key character is on the underside of the forewing. The larvae of the two prunus spinosa species are much easier to separate!
Both species are pretty common, just under-recorded.