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Moth

Observed: 30th April 2011 By: Rob18Rob18’s reputation in InvertebratesRob18’s reputation in InvertebratesRob18’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Lots of these all in one area today.

Identifications
  • Lesser Treble-Bar (Aplocera efformata)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
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    Likely ID
    Aplocera sp.
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

LordMuzzy's picture

"This is either..."

Hardly a revision Johnathan, more a comment??

JonathanWallace's picture

As a matter of fact your id

As a matter of fact your id was uploaded whilst I was writing mine so I was not aware of yours until after i had sent mine and assumed I was providing the first suggested ID.
However, in my view it is only possible to identify the moth in the photo with certainty to the genus level so I think it is appropriate in any case to have it as a suggested ID rather than a comment. Other iSpot users have the opportunity to provide their opinion on the matter by agreeing with one or other of us (or by proposing revisions of their own of course if they think we are both wrong!).
Regards

Jonathan Wallace

rimo's picture

More a revision with

More a revision with justification - it's changed the ID from Aplocera efformata to Aplocera (which is as far as can be reliably stated from this photo, for the reasons Jonathon gives)

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LordMuzzy's picture

Thanks Jonathan and Rimo for

Thanks Jonathan and Rimo for clearing that up. I did post the ID as 'It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.' For the exact same reasons that Jonathan posted (in which he is quite right)

RHoman's picture

Treble-bars

There is a very clear comparison of the rear ends of the 2 species here:

http://www.ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?id=5943

Robert Homan