Dissection from my trip to Cumbria in June have added 2 Nepticulid species
On 8th July I potted a small tortrix which was resting on my car as I was about to leave home to set traps on Foulness. After a mammoth trapping session with >2000 moths of 180 species, 13 of which were new for Foulness, I found that the only moth new to me was this small tortix.
Seven species have been added from the genital determination service. These include Augasma aeratella which has not been seen in Britain since 1956 and was considered extinct. There have been several subsequent records in southern England all to the NI moth lure. In association with identifying Pammene suspectana I have written a page to aid the identification of the difficult P.albuginana group.
1732 species presented
A trip to Hampshire with an overnight trapping session on 30th May added Drab Looper (netted in midday sunshine over wood spurge), Bucculatrix frangulatella (netted in evening sunshine); Dingy Mocha and Pammene germmana (to light trap).
A trip to Cumbria with trapping at several sites has added Ebiblema turbidana, Pammene ochsenheimeriana and Eudonia lineola (and will probably add one or two other species once the Coleophora, Elachista and Nepticulids have been identified).
Identifications confirmed by my genital determination service has also added Cydia pactolana - FIRST FOR ESSEX, Denisia albimaculea - also FIRST FOR ESSEX and Cymolomia hartigiana - SECOND FOR BRITAIN
04.100 Ectoedemia minimella removed (misidentification)
1722 species presented
Dr Chris Lewis