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Sun 22nd April 2012 20:37 by Stephen Rolls
April Micro Moths.
Moth trapping during April has been very unproductive with just small numbers being recorded, However my searches at work in Braintree and of local Woodland for Micro Moths has been much more successful, Eriocrania subpurpurella have been common at work along with Heliozela sericiella, a Pammene argyrana was a nice find resting on Oak and a worn Argyrotaenia ljungiana tested my identification skills. I have found a couple of notable species during April, during a lovely walk around Danbury Common on the 15th i discovered a number of Incurvaria pectinea flying around low scrub, these Moths are similar to other species so care must be taken with identification. Incurvaria pectinea Copyright: Stephen Rolls

On the 21st whilst looking for Eriocrania sparrmannella in Pods Wood Tiptree, [i found 2] i noticed some leaf mines in Birch, after checking various internet resources i have discovered that thet are Eriocrania sangii, a Scarce Essex species.

Eriocrania sangii Copyright: Stephen Rolls Steve Rolls



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