More Moths

My most recent moth trap didn’t yield anything new, though there were some that were new for the year and that I always like to see, such as this Burnished Brass.

Burnished Brass

Burnished Brass

One evening I spotted several micro-moths flitting about on the “lawn”. They turn out to be Opostega salaciella (Sorrel Bent-wing) and indeed it was Rumex acetosa (Common Sorrel) that was attracting them.

Opostega salaciella

Opostega salaciella Sorrel Bent-wing

The large “eye-caps” are a distinguishing feature.

It has taken a while to sort out, but this micro from the Leac area of Raasay has been identified as Rhigognostis senilella (Rock-cress Smudge). The good news is that there is Arabis hirsuta (Hairy Rock-cress) nearby.

Rhigognostis senilella

Rhigognostis senilella (Rock-cress Smudge)

Near Sconser, whilst on a Hieracium hunt, I found Aphelia viburnana (Bilberry Tortrix):

Aphelia viburnana

Aphelia viburnana


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