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Micro moth

Observed: 21st February 2012 By: Chris DavenportChris Davenport’s reputation in InvertebratesChris Davenport’s reputation in InvertebratesChris Davenport’s reputation in InvertebratesChris Davenport’s reputation in Invertebrates
Micro moth
Description:

Attracted to lights near deciduous woodland. Length 11mm.

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jeremyr's picture

what's "GD" please?

what's "GD" please?

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LordMuzzy's picture

Genital disection.

Genital disection.

jeremyr's picture

Many thanks. About 40x on the

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?

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DavidHowdon's picture

Micros

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).

RHoman's picture

Dissection Group web site

http://www.dissectiongroup.co.uk/page44.html

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.

Robert Homan