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Caloptilia alchimiella/robustella

Observed: 28th June 2008 By: MickETalbotMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in Invertebrates
Caloptilia alchimiella
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RHoman's picture

Why Caloptilia alchimiella as

Why Caloptilia alchimiella as opposed to Caloptilia robustella?

Robert Homan

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Good question...

...and looking again I think you are correct. The triangle on C. alchimiella extends apically along the outer edge, whereas on C. robustella it is more of an equal lateral, as in my image. However my judgement is based on scrutinizing images alone, and the addage, "It's not always possible to do ID's from images alone", could well apply here. So, should you still feel that this is Caloptilia robustella, then please use the, "Add a revised identification" option.