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Micro moth

Observed: 9th June 2013 By: MaryandBobMaryandBob’s reputation in InvertebratesMaryandBob’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Again, this was in our garden and we are struggling to find it in our guide. If someone could help with the name, many thanks.

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Dichrorampha alpinana/flavidorsana
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

MaryandBob's picture

Thanks. From what I have

Thanks.

From what I have read, D. alpinana is most likely due to the fact we have loads of Ox-eye Daisy in the garden but no Tansy (food source for the larvae of D.flavidorsana).

Also, the dorsal blob on ours seems quite broad which also would suggest D.alpinana.

Are the above good enough reasons to record it as D.alpinana?

Many thanks!

DavidHowdon's picture

If

you are familiar enough with both species to be confident of your interpretations that would probably be enough.