One of these was this fantastic little micro - Argyresthia brockeella. On first sight it looked black and white - dead straight forward. But when it came to photographing it, it changed its colours from green and white and then to orange and white. Really beautiful...and only 6mm long!! This is an example of why I absolutely love mothing. The knowledge of this particular type of moth was completely non-existent to me three years ago, and to 98% of the population of Britain it doesn't exist. But since starting mothing my eyes have been opened to greater things, and I feel very privileged when these tiny guys visit my garden.
Other goodies were Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix, Green Oak Tortrix, Lozotaeniodes formosana, Shaded Broadbar, Mottled Rustic...
|Lozotaeniodes formosana||Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix||Green Oak Tortrix|
|Shaded Broadbar||Blackneck||Mottled Rustic|
There was also one other tiny newcomer to the trap, this small Coleophora which turns out to be a Pistol Case-bearer!