Grey Dagger moth. Does iSpot want pictures of ID'd things like this or just things seeking IDs?
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Happy to have 'pre-identified' photos on iSpot, they provide a useful reference for other people. Can't really click on "I agree" for this one as I can't tell from the photo alone, but I'm not doubting you!
For those that may not know, there are two closely related moths, the Grey Dagger and the Dark Dagger, that are impossible to identify from their wing markings alone (although their caterpillars are distinct).
Do you have any photos of Dark Dagger that would show how similar the two species are? (Dark Dagger seems to be much less common in my experience.)
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Never managed to find a Dark Dagger (unless one of the ones I simply have down as Grey / Dark Dagger was such) and it has not been recorded on my local site which has been trapped (not by me) since the mid 1960s.
Didn't manage to photograph the genitalia of this one, as you might see from my photograph on November Moth (http://ispot.org.uk/node/11997) my technology for photography through a microscope is pretty poor and unreliable.
Lat/Lng: 51.5, -0.4
OS grid ref: TQ1584