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Sunday, 1 May 2011

Nice record but not the first

This micro moth is Grapholita lunulana photographed at Dunlop Semtex Pond on 24 April this year. Micro moths can be a touch ticky on times some requiring genitalia examination to separate but this one is distinctive enough and with the help of the UK Moths site it was narrowed down. Nonetheless I dropped Sam Bosenquet an email in his capacity as the mirco moth recorder for the Watsonian vice county of Monmouthshire and he has confined it is in fact Grapholita lunulana. This is the second county record the first was from Dixton Embankment, Monmouth in the 1980s.

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