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Small brown tortrix.

Observed: 1st August 2013 By: moremothmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebrates
Small brown tortrix.
Description:

A moth that came to my garden light trap.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Pale-bordered Piercer (Grapholita janthinana) interacts

Comments

jurassicphil's picture

it could also be cherry bark moth

both very similar appears to lack the disc like patch of colouration towards the rear.

moremoth's picture

Cherry Bark

Yes, it might be a rather small and not-so-well marked specimen of Cherry Bark Tortrix. Thanks.
Bill

Bill Welch

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G. janthinana

Looks good - UKMoths gives a wing size twice as big as Sterling & Parsons, but this matches the S&P size.
Bill

Bill Welch

RHoman's picture

UKMoths gives wing span, S&P

UKMoths gives wing span, S&P give length of forewing. So both are correct.

Robert Homan