New Micro Moth Unique to UK

Micro Moth (Ectoedemia heckfordi)

Micro Moth (Ectoedemia heckfordi)

A 3mm long Moth, which was first found in 2004, has been recognised as a new species!

The micro-moth, which lives in Hembury Woods in Devon is believed to be unique to the UK and not found anywhere else in the world.

The tiny moth, with a wingspan of just 6mm, was first spotted in 2004 by amateur naturalist Bob Heckford.

In January this year (2010), the moth was officially recognised in the journal Zookeys as a new species, and named Ectoedemia heckfordi after its discoverer.

Source: BBC [link].
More info: Ectoedemia Heckfordi (Wikipedia).

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