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SMALL MOTH

Observed: 23rd November 2009 By: foxyfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebrates
SMALL BROWN MOTH CAME TO LIGHT.
Description:

SMALL MOTH WITH TWIN DOTS ON EACH WING FOUND WHEN IT CAME TO LIGHT.

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Agonopterix sp. (heracliana or ciliella)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
    ID agreements (): 3 People
    • DavidHowdon
      Amateur Entomologists' SocietyLondon Natural History SocietySelborne Society
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    • Martin Harvey
      Berkshire Moth GroupFSC - Field Studies CouncilSoldierflies and Allies Recording SchemeBuckinghamshire Invertebrate Group
      Invertebrates expert
    • nightflynightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebrates
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

DavidHowdon's picture

To identify it

If you still have it and want to tell if it is heracliana or ciliella you will need to look at the hindwing and count the lines in the cilia.

See http://www.ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?id=2627 and http://www.ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?id=2636 to see what you are looking for.

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SMALL MOTH.

Thanks to you both,I"ve let it go but I will check the next one.
foxy.

Foxy