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MICRO MOTH LARVA UPDATE

Observed: 12th April 2010 By: foxyfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebrates
MICROMOTH LARVA
MICROMOTH LARVA
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Description:

Moth larvshown in a previous observation
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/24279 I found I hadn"t released this larva as planned it is now 15-16mm feeding on honeysuckle leaves I gave it.Markings more distict may be better able to id it.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Scalloped Oak (Crocallis elinguaria) interacts

Comments

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geometer

Sorry foxy, I'm still unable to go further than saying it's a geometrid moth, which is the conclusion reached in your previous posting of it. Looks rather like Engrailed/Small Engrailed, but again it is the wrong time of year for that.

It's definitely not a micro-moth!

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Entomologist and biological recorder

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Micro moth

In all honesty David in my innocence its size ! :)
Have added some pics of its final size maybe it is of help with id .

Foxy

DavidHowdon's picture

New pictures

Well that looks really distinctive but I've not managed to place it.

All you need now is someone who knows what they are doing to come along and you should get an ID for this.

Martin Harvey's picture

Scalloped Oak?

Some of the images here show markings similar to yours, although yours is darker:
http://www.pyrgus.de/Crocallis_en.html

Honeysuckle is listed as a foodplant for Scalloped Oak on the BRC database:
http://www.brc.ac.uk/dbif/hostsresults.aspx?hostid=3196

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Entomologist and biological recorder

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Scalloped Oak

I would agree with all your comment Martin , was thinking it was S.Oak from ukleps group photos ,but was waiing to see what others might think !

Foxy