Thursday, 28 January 2016

A Snazzy Micro Moth.

                      A few days ago, I noticed one of my well watched pots of leaves had a micro moth rapidly crawling all over inside. At first, it was simply a relief not to see a parasitic wasp as they are beyond my identification skills. Closer examination got me rather excited as it was a very smart moth and one that did not take long to determine. It was Phyllonorycter acerifoliella and it had emerged from a fold in the edge of a Field Maple leaf. Not bad for starting the lepidoptera records for the year with and a new one to boot.