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Amphipyra pyramidea

Observed: 19th January 2011 By: tal4482tal4482’s reputation in Invertebratestal4482’s reputation in Invertebratestal4482’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Found inside building

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Thanks, should have mentioned

Thanks, should have mentioned that it was not alive.

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Apart from ...

Apart from being dead it looks in pretty good condition so if you still have it and can open up the wings and add a shot of the underside of the hindwing a species level ID should be possible.

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Unfortunately it has

Unfortunately it has disintigrated somewhat, but I'm pretty sure that the copper colour is restricted to the outer third of the underside of the hindwing. It seems to stop abruptly when it meets a band of black running across the wing. So I think that makes it pyramidea?

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Yes I would say so. Add that as an ID and include this description and then I can agree with it.