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    Default Sedge identification



    Hi. This landed on me yesterday beside a northern stream. What the photo doesn't get across is that the wings had the metallic green of a greenbottle. No pincer shape at the front like a mystacides azurea.

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    Had a good look at the Black silverhorns but drew a blank I'm afraid - interesting one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diawl bach View Post
    Had a good look at the Black silverhorns but drew a blank I'm afraid - interesting one.
    Had a look through my books but nothing like.
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    Thanks both for trying.

    I've never seen one before, especially the metallic green hue of the wings.

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    There used to be a very similar one that showed regularly at Morehall reservoir, many years ago now, it differed in having, what appeared to be, a patch of gold on the wings but that may have been the way the light struck it.
    Never managed to get an identification.

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    Yep I've seen them at Morehall, no Idea on the name though.

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    It's not in my book either. As you've failed to get an identification why not ask the experts...

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    It's not a sedge it is a micro moth.

    https://www.opalexplorenature.org/si...micromoths.pdf

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    Ah! Brilliant.

    Thank you. I did start to wonder if it was even a sedge at all.

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    Hi, Sedge wings are velvety, covered in hairs; unlike those of moths which are covered in scales. Latin name for sedges is Trichoptera ----trichos for hairy, pteron for wings. Cheers, TC
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