Friday, 20 May 2016

Micropterix at Monkwood

I was at Monkwood this afternoon in the hope of catching up with Micropterix mansuetella, one of the rarer members of its genus. Given the species' miniscule size and ability to hide deep within vegetation, I was half expecting to go home disappointed, so it was a nice surprise to find a small colony resting on leaves of Wood Avens and Hedge Woundwort in the car park. As Oliver found with Cauchas rufimitrella, it's not usually that straight forward!

Micropterix mansuetella

Drab Looper

Cream Wave


  1. mansuetella is one I still need to catch up with ........

  2. Well spotted. I shall pay a visit to Haugh next week on the search for some day fliers.


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