Attracted to lights near deciduous woodland. Length 11mm.
No interactions present.
what's "GD" please?
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Many thanks. About 40x on the microscope then, and a very expensive book on micro moths? (I've just got a Leitz 'scope for spores and diatoms and some of the books cost more than the 'scope) Is there a publication you can recommend?
Well there is a volume on the micro moths in prep from BWP that looks very good, although experimental in its approach to micro-lepidoptera. So you might want to wait until that is out (around May).
Failing that you would need to decide what groups you want to have a go at and get specialist literature for that group. There is no one "guide to the micro-lepidoptera" currently available.
Most often I have seem the tortricidae (which the moth in this entry is not) suggested as a good place to start with GD as the structures are reasonable robust. The two Torticidae volumes by Razowski are very good (will probably set you back about £125 for the two).
offers a wide (and increasing) range of images relating to moth dissection - there are pictures for a number of Agonopterix species, including the heracliana/ciliella
pair, one of which, I suspect, is shown in this observation.
Lat/Lng: 52.7, -2.8
OS grid ref: SJ5116