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Unknown moth

Observed: 19th May 2010 By: moongirl01moongirl01’s reputation in Invertebratesmoongirl01’s reputation in Invertebratesmoongirl01’s reputation in Invertebratesmoongirl01’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Spotted this moth with long antennae in my garden earlier this afternoon.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


moongirl01's picture

Thanks for the

Thanks for the identification.

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A caddis called Glyphotaelius

A caddis called Glyphotaelius pellucidus

You will get your eyes in for caddis versus moths as very few caddis rest in any other way than this. This one with the scooped out rear end of the wing is one of the easier to remember species.

The adult you saw probably emerged from a pond or ditch that was about to dry up over summer and the adult stays alive until it can return to lay just before the water returns.

Ian Wallace, UK Trichoptera Recording Scheme

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Ian, thanks very much for your input to the caddis observations on iSpot, much appreciated. If you don't mind taking things just a step further it would be great if you could add the identifications by using the "Add a revision" button, above. That way others can agree with you and your identification can be shown as the "Likely ID", which means that it will link to related observations elsewhere on iSpot.


Entomologist and biological recorder

moongirl01's picture

Thanks, Ian!

Thanks, Ian!