|Firethorn Leaf Miner (Phyllonorycter leucographella)|
This micro-moth was first recorded in Britain in 1989 which means that Westwood and Humphreys does not include a drawing. Where the meaning of the scientific name is concerned the description is straightforward - 'leaf digger with white writing'. The white marks on the orange ground of the moth's wings are spectacular but need magnification to see properly. Click on the photograph and it will bring it a little closer.
That's another species recorded for Shandy Hall but not one trapped in the dark night. 3pm on an afternoon in early Summer brought this moth to light.