Sunday, 8 July 2012

Dichrorampha flavidorsana

A small cloud of these micros was flying around Tansy in my back garden. The new micro-moths book led me to suspect an ID of Dichrorampha petiverella, but when I showed this photo to David Manning he suspected Dichrorampha flavidorsana instead, which he then kindly confirmed via dissection.

This is only the second Beds record for Dichrorampha flavidorsana, the other in 1988 was in the same Bedford town Tetrad as this one!

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