Friday, 22 May 2020

Ptycholoma lecheana


My year's aim of finally getting to grips with the 'microlepidoptera', and in the process record my 1,000th species of moth, has taken a bit of a hit owing to the Covid lockdown. Now that travel restrictions (within reason) have been loosened, I feel able to visit sites within the county. I also dusted down the MV last night and ran it for the first time this Spring in the back garden. This striking Tortrix, Ptycholoma lecheana was the highlight, a new species for me. It is not uncommon, so I would suspect that I've overlooked it in the past. Is the 1,000 target still on for 2020? I doubt it.

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