Monday, 19 July 2010

Lifting the lid on Pyrallids

Here are some pictures of the Pyrallid moths encountered in the traps.

The easiest to identify - the straight forward Small Magpie.

Another of the common species is the Mother Of Pearl.

And some of the others...

Donacaula forficella is one of the more numerous.

Looking similiar, but perhaps best described as 'the thuggish looking big brother of Donacaula forficella' is Chilo phragmitella.

And finally Phlyctaenia coronata.

The spellings are a nightmare for the scribes, and most of the time they don't strike a pose so hence most of the backgrounds are eggboxs!

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