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Epiblema scutulana?

Observed: 23rd May 2010 By: nightflynightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebrates
23 May 2010 (54)
23 May 2010 (55)
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which A micro moth (Epiblema scutulana) interacts

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Epiblema scutulana et al

Size can be useful to distinguish between these closely related species. For Epiblema scutulana/cirsiana, dissection can be problematic (see http://www.dissectiongroup.co.uk/page365.html)as both the males and females seem to lack any differences. Have you looked at the "Bird-dropping Tortrix Moths of the British Isles"?

Robert Homan

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Hi Robert, I havent looked at

Hi Robert,

I havent looked at any bird dropping moths in a long time, unless I was looking at them on UKmoths the other day under their scientific names only, I did notice a few Tortrix as I flicked through the micro's looking for this one.

Their images of E. cirsiana and E. sticticana seemed to have quite a lot of blue on both, scutalana seemed to look more like mine but the text did say they were hard to differentiate between so maybe looking at one example image isnt enough for IDing these.

Unfortunately my pics above are not the best quality either.

Thanks, will look up bird dropping moths again as you suggest.

Cathal.