Twelve of these little moths were found in the moth trap.
No interactions present.
There are a number of references in other iSpot observations of this group to the issues of securing an accurate ID on the basis of external characteristics. As a group they are highly variable. Have a look at the first line of the description of this species here - http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?bf=1334
Perhaps one of the 12 could be dissected?
Thanks Robert - I hadn't realsied that the Scoparids were not identifiable on the basis of the external characteristics although that is tricky enough with the similar photos in Chris Manley's photographic guide.
I have just found out from David Howden that there is a new Field Guide to the Micro-Moths of Great Britain and Ireland which I will get as soon as I can - hopefully it will have some details on what to look for upon dissection because I currently have no idea.
Lat/Lng: 52.246189700093, -1.775289773941
OS grid ref: SP154609
The location is close to overgrown paddocks previously grazed by horses