Saturday, 27 July 2013

Rare Micro Moth

I caught this Metalampra Italica this morning in my trap. It's only the second ever record for the Upper Thames Branch recording area, the first being on the 15th of this month. The first ever record in the UK was in 2003 so it's just starting to colonise from Italy, the only other location where it is found.

Metalampra Italica


  1. Excellent record (and a handsome-looking critter!). Goes to show what sort of stuff's out there!