26 September, 2015

Phyllonorcyter comparella

This little beauty emerged from a leaf-mine collected on Poplar the other day - Phyllonorycter comparella.

One of many micros previously considered to be extremely rare and localised in its distribution, the recent surge in interest in micro moth recording has shown this species to be quite common across the UK. The adults of the species will continue to emerge from their distinctive mines over the next couple of weeks, ready to overwinter!

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