Two Moths

I put the moth trap out at Balachuirn a couple of nights ago and whilst the number caught was very low, I did have an Orange Swift:

Orange Swift

Orange Swift

Brian tells me this is only the second record for Skye/Raasay since the Rothamsted days, Keith Sadler having had the first at Portnalong on 11th July last year.

Meanwhile Keith kindly identified this micro-moth from our house as Blastobasis lacticolella.  He had one in June and another a couple of days ago, (and 6 last July).

Blastobasis lacticolella

Blastobasis lacticolella

Sometimes known as London Dowd or Wakely’s Dowd, it was introduced in western Europe in the nineteenth century and is now reported from The Netherlands, Great Britain and Madeira.

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