UK micros - help with identification please

Roger KENDRICK kendrick at
Wed Apr 5 22:18:59 EDT 2000

Hi Charles,

The first image is of a Depressariinae species (Oecophoridae). There is a
paper covering group from the 1950's in what is now the Journal of the
BENHS, then the S.London Ent & Nat Hist Soc. Contact the BENHS
( for further details. The second species is also
an Oecophoridae - Diurnea fagella (melanic form) - a male (the female has
very reduced wings).

Hope this helps,

Roger Kendrick.

Charles Fletcher wrote:

> I would be very grateful if someone could help me to identify two micro
> moths that appeared in my trap in March in my North Yorkshire garden.
> I'm not desperately good at micros yet and can't find these in my books.
> I have posted pictures on
> --
> Charles Fletcher

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