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House Groundling (Bryotropha domestica)

Observed: 11th September 2013 By: ThistleThistle’s reputation in InvertebratesThistle’s reputation in InvertebratesThistle’s reputation in InvertebratesThistle’s reputation in Invertebrates
House Groundling (Bryotropha domestica)
House Groundling (Bryotropha domestica)
Description:

A tiny moth which, despite its apparently clear markings, I've not been able to identify. Came to light left on overnight. 4mm grid. Can anyone help please?
Edit: Crop of original photo added; changed to my suggested ID. Thanks to Ardea for the pointer.

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Hi Thistle, I spent quite a

Hi Thistle, I spent quite a while looking at Maitland and Langmaid and did give B domestica more than a passing glance yesterday. However there are a couple of others that are similar in Scrobipalpa and may be even Gelechia. Have a look at UK moth and perhaps post in on the ATROPOS forum and may be get back to us.

On your other point, I wouldn't dismiss a moth ID based strongly on size. Poorly fed larvae of the scavenging species, like Brown House Moth, White-shouldered and the Tineids can give rise to tiny adults.

B.