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5mm microlepidoptera?

Observed: 28th March 2012 By: nightflynightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebrates
28 Mar 12 (24)
28 Mar 12 (1)
Description:

Help with ID required please. Very tiny moth.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Psychoides filicivora interacts

Comments

nightfly's picture

Looks like one of those

Looks like one of those alright Douglas, mine seemed to be a non metallic, chestnut brown. Non of the Eriocrania in ukmoths images seem to match mine exactly? They all seem to be metallic with gold and purple colourations. I didnt see any metallic sheen on mine at all?

Cathal.

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Yes as I say, I'm not sure.

Yes as I say, I'm not sure. Your moth does look to be a bit metallic but that may just be the image.

Could try putting it on BGM?

Best wishes,

Douglas

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Yeah there is a small shiny

Yeah there is a small shiny bit at the tip of the wing, I took a number of pics with and without flash, it just didnt appear tp be as jewel like as those on ukmoths, must post it on BGM as you suggest. Nice little moth, I first saw it in flight- really tiny but no doubting it was a moth flying and not a fly.

Cheers.

Cathal.