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Incurvaria masculella?

Observed: 30th April 2012 By: moongirl01moongirl01’s reputation in Invertebratesmoongirl01’s reputation in Invertebratesmoongirl01’s reputation in Invertebratesmoongirl01’s reputation in Invertebrates
Misc8 149
Misc8 150
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JonathanWallace's picture

I think that the likeliest

I think that the likeliest confusion species is I. oehlmanniella but as you say that has a slightly later flight period. I. oehlmanniella also has a pale mark on the costa (leading edge) close to the wing tip which your moth lacks. I. pectinea is, I believe, less contrastingly marked than either oehlmanniella or masculella.
Your moth appears to be a female with antenna that lack pectination.

Jonathan Wallace

moongirl01's picture

Thanks for your comments and

Thanks for your comments and for verifying my identification, Jonathan. I thought that the moth in the photo was a female too.