Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Acrocercops brongniardella, Halesowen 8th Feb

Acrocercops brongniardella
This moth was discovered in our lounge yesterday, presumably off the firewood. It's a species I have wanted to see for some time because it can be really nicely marked, with blood red eyes. Unfortunately this one is not particularly attractive nor well behaved hence the snap in a pot.

The wood store, where I suspect it was overwintering, is very close to oak trees so I shall check for mines later in the year.
Patrick Clement


  1. Not only that, but its bits - whether male or female - are pretty spectacular too.

    1. Yes, I checked the website just in case it was not there. It will be returned to the wood store.


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