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Observed: 9th August 2013 By: GordonJGordonJ’s reputation in InvertebratesGordonJ’s reputation in Invertebrates
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Birch Sober (Anacampsis blattariella) interacts


DD's picture

How big?

Are you able to give the size?
As big as a Large Yellow-underwing perhaps?

GordonJ's picture

How big

More in the range of a lesser yellow underwing

DD's picture

It looks very unusual but I

It looks very unusual but I can't place it - do you have any more photos?

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It looks very unusual but I

Unfortunately no I haven't any that show anything more. The others are unsharp.

Not sure but this evening I may have found it. My field guide pic.is not a good match but I have just found one on UKmoths which is very similar pattern and colour.

Anacampsis populella / blattariella

Would like others views

DD's picture

Definitely not

The moth in your photo is clearly a noctuid.
A. populella is a micro moth.

DD's picture

But then again..

Sorry but I was fixated on your description of the moth being the size of a Lesser Yellow Underwing and it did look quite big in the photo. It is Anacampsis blattariella as you suggested.
Phew, got there in the end!


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Anacampsis blattariella

Thank you for your assistance.

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Could be Anacampsis populella

Could be Anacampsis populella or blattariella - some of these can be tricky to separate unless bred or dissected