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Unknown moth

Observed: 9th July 2007 By: allrounderallrounder’s reputation in Invertebratesallrounder’s reputation in Invertebratesallrounder’s reputation in Invertebratesallrounder’s reputation in Invertebrates
9.07.07
Description:

for identification please. Been through my field guide on several occasions and still cannot put a name to this moth. Possibly melanistic

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Lutestring (Ochropacha duplaris) interacts

Comments

ophrys's picture

Shoulders?

The double spots look right for Mouse Moth, but the lack of the 3rd spot, together with the 'shoulders', makes it look unlike that species. In fact, the overall shape looks more like a November Moth, or something similar! An odd one...

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Common Lutestring

Yes, that looks better! Not a species I have ever caught in East Yorkshire...an elusive one for me..but a better call than Mouse Moth.

Looks good to me.

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I would never have put this

I would never have put this down to a Lutestring. Though in the guide I use I can now see where this id comes from. Its the markings that say Lutestring but not the shape. Like Ophrys says, it does have the shape of an Epirrita November Moth. Certainly a new species for me and a new one for my old garden. Thanks for everyone's help

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