Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Further to the suggestion of using the blog for ID purposes, here's one to kick start things off. This micro was caught in the Robinson trap at Cors Dyfi on 18th May. I made the mistake of taking the photo from the side when one wing was partially covering the other therefore making ID difficult. If you have any suggestions please comment below. Thanks.Maria.


  1. On first thoughts, it looks like Cydia ulicetana (or C. succedana on our site)

    Not a species I've ever seen though, and I have read that it never comes to light. See if others have other opinions.


  2. Thanks Douglas. See my post on the adela species for comments about day-flying moths never coming to light. It will be interesting to see what others come up with. Maria.

  3. I didn't at first think that this was succedana, but upon reflection I now think it might be. Unfortunately, with a restricted view of the wing I can't be certain, so I'm not sure that we'll be able to get this down to species level, but please keep the suggestions coming.