Thursday, 15 August 2013

Another common micro says hello

Another MV trap to check and another new species of micro says hello - this is Lathronympha strigana, a common moth that feeds on St.John's Wort (particularly Perforate). I really should take more time to identify the micros that I trap, rather than just take notice of the more bizarre and colourful ones. Pan listing gold...

4 comments:

  1. I have been puzzling over a worn micro from last night. It has a lot of grey & orange scales and is structurally similar to this.

    It currently resides in some KOH awaiting a gen det.

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  2. Andrew, I have a folder of micro pictures on my computer that are awaiting identification, although some will not be do-able I'm sure.

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  3. As an update, I had to admit defeat as it was a female and I can not find anything on female genitalia for Lathronympha strigana. I am convinced it was a worn L. strigana though but it slips the net. Plenty more stuff out there.

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  4. Andrew, I've just been looking through my mystery micro moth folder. Resigned to not being able to do anything from a photo for some, but others have given themselves up!

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