Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.)

Several species of moth cannot be identified from external features. For these species it is necessary to resort to genitalia examination, usually via a full dissection, to firmly establish the identity of the moth.

 

Latest Specimen Determination - Listed by Specimen Date - Last Updated 12/04/24

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Taxon Spn Date Site (10k) Recorder Comment
November Moth Epirrita dilutata  04/11/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S6547a596eb4f3) male gen. det. - R. Graham Geen 
Cnephasia asseclana  30/10/2023  TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest Raymond A Watson  Gen Det 
Acleris sparsana  30/10/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S6547a542eb34d) male gen. det. - R. Graham Geen 
Epiphyas postvittana  30/10/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S6547a53a0c0ff) male gen. det. - R. Graham Geen 
November Moth Epirrita dilutata  30/10/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S6547a526e06cf) male gen. det. - R. Graham Geen 
Musotima nitidalis  30/10/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S6547a53268498) male gen. det. - R. Graham Geen (67 Suffolk records)
Autumnal Moth Epirrita autumnata  25/10/2023  TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland Wren, A And Tucker, H  Gen det male (98 Suffolk records)
Pale Pinion Lithophane socia  08/10/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S65291874ed40a) female gen. det. 
Caloptilia honoratella  25/09/2023  TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland Allan Eaton  (S659d815005d46) I believe the bicoloured trousers are diagnostic N. Sherman has viewed the photo of this moth and it is a classic example so no gen det required. (30 Suffolk records)
Hoary Footman Eilema caniola  15/09/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S65291ac997dec) male gen. det. - R. Graham Geen  
Elachista alpinella  15/09/2023  TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham Neil Sherman  125w Robinson trap in garden by greenhouse, 125w Robinson trap by garages + 4w LED trap in allotment area Golf cottages. Male, gen det N.Sherman. (Very few Suffolk records - 12)
Coleophora saxicolella  10/09/2023  TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham Neil Sherman  Trap in garden by greenhouse + other by garages Golf cottages. Female, gen det N.Sherman. (61 Suffolk records)
Trifurcula squamatella  08/09/2023  TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham Neil Sherman  Trap on track to 2nd carry + other on track to 17th green. Female, gen det N.Sherman. (48 Suffolk records)
Elachista alpinella  08/09/2023  TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham Neil Sherman  Trap on track to 2nd carry + other on track to 17th green. Male, gen det N.Sherman. (Very few Suffolk records - 12)
Tinea semifulvella  06/09/2023  TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest Raymond A Watson  Gen Det 
Endothenia marginana  05/09/2023  TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles Brian Jones  (S654ff786b0a95) Photo provided of well worn specimen so sent to for gen/det confirmation  (50 Suffolk records)
Blastobasis vittata  04/09/2023  TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham Neil Sherman  Trap in garden by greenhouse + other by garages Golf cottages. Male, gen det N.Sherman. (Very few Suffolk records - 6)
Coleophora versurella  03/09/2023  TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham Neil Sherman  Trap on track to 2nd carry + other on track to 17th green. Male, gen det N.Sherman. 
Parornix anglicella  02/09/2023  TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest Raymond A Watson  Gen Det 
Oegoconia caradjai  02/09/2023  TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest Raymond A Watson  Gen Det (46 Suffolk records)
Nemapogon variatella  02/09/2023  TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell Paul Bryant (W)  Female. Gen Det by N. Sherman, Dec 2023 (Very few Suffolk records - 14)
Coleophora asteris  02/09/2023  TG50 - Gorleston Brian Jones  (S6550c1a0918e0) gen det by Raymond Watson  (Very few Suffolk records - 8)
Trifurcula immundella  31/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath George M. Tordoff  Gen. Det. (female). Found at rest on Broom. (17 Suffolk records)
Bactra furfurana  29/08/2023  TG50 - Gorleston Brian Jones  (S657ccd1693933) gen/det R Watson. Was originally identified as lacteana but having seen photo of live adult it has been re-checked by Raymond and changed to furfurana. Image on website has been transferred to furfurana by Raymond. 
Bryotropha desertella  29/08/2023  TL87 - Barnham/West Stow James H Symonds  (S6500d64e32f6e) Female gen det J Symonds (38 Suffolk records)
Caryocolum marmorea  27/08/2023  TL77 - Mildenhall Peter Lack  Gen det James Symonds 
Caloptilia honoratella  25/08/2023  TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham Neil Sherman  Trap in garden by greenhouse + other by garages Golf cottages. Male, gen det N.Sherman. (30 Suffolk records)
Cadra cautella  25/08/2023  TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham Neil Sherman  Found at Golf cottages indoors, probably hatched from bird food. Male, gen det N.Sherman. (Very few Suffolk records - 9)
Grey Dagger Acronicta psi  24/08/2023  TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland P Follett  Genitalia checked 
Coleophora saxicolella  24/08/2023  TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham Neil Sherman  Trap on track to 2nd carry + other on track to 17th green. Male, gen det N.Sherman. (61 Suffolk records)
Isophrictis striatella  24/08/2023  TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham Neil Sherman  Trap on track to 2nd carry + other on track to 17th green. Male, gen det N.Sherman. (19 Suffolk records)
Caloptilia alchimiella  24/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S65291a8e9ec90) male gen. det. - R. Graham Geen 
Blastobasis adustella  23/08/2023  TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest Raymond A Watson  (S658c25c1e19ef) Gen Det 
Bryotropha terrella  23/08/2023  TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest Raymond A Watson  (S658c25976b436) Gen Det 
Bucculatrix ulmella  22/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S652919f240f18) male gen. det. - R. Graham Geen 
Coleophora sternipennella  22/08/2023  TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham Neil Sherman  Trap on track to 2nd carry + other on track to 17th green. Male, gen det N.Sherman. (70 Suffolk records)
Caloptilia honoratella  22/08/2023  TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham Neil Sherman  Trap on track to 2nd carry + other on track to 17th green. Female, gen det N.Sherman. (30 Suffolk records)
Coleophora lineolea  22/08/2023  TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham Neil Sherman  Trap on track to 2nd carry + other on track to 17th green. Male, gen det N.Sherman. 
Trifurcula immundella  22/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S652919bec6d28) male gen. det. - R. Graham Geen (17 Suffolk records)
Ectoedemia heringella  22/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S65291a281782f) males gen. det. - R. Graham Geen 
Homoeosoma nebulella  21/08/2023  TL77 - Mildenhall Peter Lack  Male, gen det James Symonds (52 Suffolk records)
Elachista triatomea  21/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S6527c0c237628) male gen. det.an unusual date, but appearance and gen. det. check out (Very few Suffolk records - 9)
Etainia decentella  21/08/2023  TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell Paul Bryant (W)  Male. Gen Det by N. Sherman, Dec 2023 
Caloptilia robustella  21/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S6527c09d37aea) male gen. det. - R. Graham Geen 
Bryotropha basaltinella  19/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S6526c0b3ef5c5) male gen. det. - R. Graham Geen (22 Suffolk records)
Phyllonorycter hilarella  19/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S6526c09e2d924) female gen. det. - R. Graham Geen (Very few Suffolk records - 9)
Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea  17/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S6526c00e632e0) male gen. det. - R. Graham Geen 
Scrobipalpa acuminatella  17/08/2023  TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham Neil Sherman  Trap on track to 2nd carry + other on track to 17th green. Male, gen det N.Sherman. 
Coleophora sternipennella  17/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S6526c024e3de2) female gen. det. - R. Graham Geen (70 Suffolk records)
Caryocolum fraternella  17/08/2023  TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham Neil Sherman  Trap on track to 2nd carry + other on track to 17th green. Male, gen det N.Sherman. (17 Suffolk records)
Dichrorampha acuminatana  17/08/2023  TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham Neil Sherman  Trap on track to 2nd carry + other on track to 17th green. Male, gen det N.Sherman. 
Homoeosoma nebulella  15/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S6526bf5d9f9a8) female gen. det. (52 Suffolk records)
Isophrictis striatella  15/08/2023  TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham Neil Sherman  Seen on Tansy flower at dusk in garden Golf cottages. Female, gen det N.Sherman. (19 Suffolk records)
Coleophora saxicolella  15/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S6526bf7f2b984) male gen. det. (61 Suffolk records)
Caloptilia robustella  15/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S6526bf6e119b0) male gen. det. 
Caryocolum fraternella  13/08/2023  TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham Neil Sherman  Trap by garages Golf cottages. Male, gen det N.Sherman. (17 Suffolk records)
Elachista alpinella  11/08/2023  TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles Brian Jones, Keith Knights  (S64fa3f2a3f85f) female, gen/det R Watson - R. Brian Jones  (Very few Suffolk records - 12)
Coleophora sternipennella  11/08/2023  TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham Neil Sherman  Trap in garden by greenhouse + other by garages Golf cottages. Male, gen det N.Sherman. (70 Suffolk records)
Gelechia senticetella  11/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S6526beb5b7593) male gen. det. - R. Graham Geen (82 Suffolk records)
Golden-rod Pug Eupithecia virgaureata  11/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S6526bed1b3ca2) male gen. det. - R. Graham Geen (29 Suffolk records)
Homoeosoma nebulella  11/08/2023  TL77 - Mildenhall Peter Lack  Female, gen det James Symonds (52 Suffolk records)
Acleris hastiana  11/08/2023  TM04 - Hadleigh Neil Sherman  With John Chainey, Jenny Spence, Paul Bryant, Matthew Deans and Adam Gretton. 4x MV, 2x actinic and 1 LED traps used plus wine ropes. Male, gen det N.Sherman. 
Epinotia solandriana  11/08/2023  TM04 - Hadleigh Neil Sherman  With John Chainey, Jenny Spence, Paul Bryant, Matthew Deans and Adam Gretton. 4x MV, 2x actinic and 1 LED traps used plus wine ropes. Female, gen det N.Sherman. (38 Suffolk records)
Anacampsis populella  11/08/2023  TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles Brian Jones, Keith Knights  (S64fa3d9182545) gen/det R Watson - R. Brian Jones (28 Suffolk records)
Caloptilia alchimiella  10/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S6526bdc78bb84) female gen. det. - R. Graham Geen 
Isophrictis striatella  10/08/2023  TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell Paul Bryant (W)  Female. Gen Det by N. Sherman, Dec 2023 (19 Suffolk records)
Coleophora sternipennella  10/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S6526bddc00304) male gen. det. - R. Graham Geen (70 Suffolk records)
Coleophora sternipennella  10/08/2023  TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham Neil Sherman  Trap by garages Golf cottages. Female, gen det N.Sherman. (70 Suffolk records)
Oegoconia quadripuncta  09/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S6526bd0bf32e8) female gen. det. - R. Graham Geen (57 Suffolk records)
Coleophora sternipennella  09/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S6526bd57361f9) male gen. det. - R. Graham Geen (70 Suffolk records)
Anacampsis blattariella  09/08/2023  TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham Neil Sherman  Trap on track to 2nd carry + other on track to 17th green. Female, gen det N.Sherman. (88 Suffolk records)
Coleophora versurella  09/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S6526bd3f9459c) female gen. det. - R. Graham Geen 
Parornix betulae  09/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S6526bd20d2102) male gen. det. - R. Graham Geen 
Phyllonorycter corylifoliella  07/08/2023  TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest Raymond A Watson  Gen Det 
Phyllonorycter geniculella  07/08/2023  TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest Raymond A Watson  Gen Det 
Phyllonorycter blancardella  07/08/2023  TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest Raymond A Watson  Gen Det (57 Suffolk records)
Grey Dagger Acronicta psi  07/08/2023  TM59 - Lowestoft Wren, Antony  Gen detted male 
Phyllonorycter kuhlweiniella  03/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S659409cb42f84) male gen. det. - R. Graham Geen (Very few Suffolk records - 8)
Parornix anglicella  03/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S6526bc65e79af) female gen. det. - R. Graham Geen 
Chionodes distinctella  03/08/2023  TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest Raymond A Watson  Gen Det (99 Suffolk records)
Phyllonorycter geniculella  03/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S6526bc7d5fee3) female gen. det. - R. Graham Geen 
Phyllonorycter spinicolella  01/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S651ff000bb1b3) male gen. det. - R. Graham Geen 
Triple-spotted Pug Eupithecia trisignaria  01/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S651ff0162a600) male gen. det. - R. Graham Geen (64 Suffolk records)
Coleophora sternipennella  01/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S651ff030e0346) female gen. det. - R. Graham Geen (70 Suffolk records)
Bucculatrix frangutella  01/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S651ff08bcfa9a) female gen. det. - R. Graham Geen (33 Suffolk records)
Metzneria lappella  01/08/2023  TM59 - Lowestoft Wren, Antony  Gen det 
Oegoconia quadripuncta  01/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S651ff05dc3f6b) male gen. det. - R. Graham Geen (57 Suffolk records)
Lyonetia prunifoliella  01/08/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S651ff0b05457d) white form, female gen. det. - R. Graham Geen (27 Suffolk records)
Bucculatrix albedinella  01/08/2023  TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham Neil Sherman  Trap in garden by greenhouse + other by garages Golf cottages. Male, gen det N.Sherman. 
Cochylidia implicitana  29/07/2023  TL77 - Mildenhall Peter Lack  Female, gen det James Symonds 
Stigmella sakhalinella  29/07/2023  TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest Raymond A Watson  Gen Det (65 Suffolk records)
Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella  29/07/2023  TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest Raymond A Watson  Gen Det 
Coleophora lutipennella  28/07/2023  TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell Paul Bryant (W)  Female. Gen Det by N. Sherman, Dec 2023 (69 Suffolk records)
Anacampsis populella  28/07/2023  TM48 - Beccles/Brampton Wren, Antony  gen det female (28 Suffolk records)
Phyllonorycter harrisella  28/07/2023  TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell Paul Bryant (W)  Female. Gen Det by N. Sherman, Dec 2023 
Phyllonorycter salicicolella  28/07/2023  TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham Neil Sherman  Both traps on left of 7th (9 Hole course). Male, gen det N.Sherman. (24 Suffolk records)
Coleophora vestianella  28/07/2023  TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath Graham And Zoe Geen  (S651feecd19e33) female gen. det. - R. Graham Geen (77 Suffolk records)
Caloptilia betulicola  28/07/2023  TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland Wren, A And Tucker, H  Gen det (72 Suffolk records)
Epinotia solandriana  28/07/2023  TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland Wren, A And Tucker, H  Gen det (38 Suffolk records)
Bryotropha affinis  28/07/2023  TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham Neil Sherman  Trap in garden by greenhouse + other by garages Golf cottages. Males, gen det N.Sherman. 
     
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