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Dyseriocrania subpurpurella

Observed: 28th April 2013 By: moremothmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebrates
Adela
Another specimen
Showing antennae and sharply tented wing angle
Description:

These small moths were flying in some numbers among the lower foliage, but individually, not in a swarming dance.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Eriocrania subpurpurella interacts

Comments

DavidHowdon's picture

Size

As snowdon suggests this looks good for E. subpurpurella (it has the wool headed appearance that gives it the generic name) but that would be much smaller than A. reaumurella. What size were these?

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Size

They were around 1 cm or a little less.
I didn't think of E. (or D.) subpurpurella because the one I saw last year: http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/255310 had very obvious purple spots, and these do not. But these do look the same otherwise, and also, they look very much like the photos on UKMoths.

Bill Welch

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Spots

The purple spots are not always that obvious - take a look at http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/254293 where only a few can be seen.

That size seems right for E. subpurpurella rather than a longhorn.