|Bryotropha basaltinella (Patrick Clement)|
Thursday, 28 May 2020
On 3rd August 2019 I recorded a confirmed male B. basaltinella in my garden trap at Warndon. I had noticed it appeared visually about
half way between an affinis and a domestica. On May 18th this year I spotted another similar moth. This second record is also the 2nd for VC37 and may have a colony in the NE Worcester suburbs. I guess that it occurs elsewhere but like many other species goes pretty well under the radar. Thanks to Gail Hampshire for indirectly alerting me to the existence of the species in late July last year!