Wednesday, 30 March 2011

A first (or fourth) for Norfolk!

The little critter in the photo below was found on the 22nd as I came home from work, it was attracted to the light in my porch and thankfully made it into the pot in my pocket. the moth is one of the family of Gracillariidae, these small moths stand bolt upright in a way that no others do, whuch helps find the moth idenity slightly quicker than others.
The moth is called Caloptilia falconipennella, this represents the first example of the moth in Norfolk, by which I mean only the leaf mine of this moth has ever been found before and that has only been found at 3 sites. The moth pictures have been sent to various people and has been confirmed as the above species. What a find!!!

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