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I dont really want to guess what it could be.
maybe a dark arches?
but its newly emerged.
Thanks David & Jamie. I wondered about the wings, but they do not look wrinkled as I would have expected in a newly emerged insect. Fly wings look wrinkled in newly emerged adults, don't they? But there you go.
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No problem Jonathan.
& David, I did think old lady earlier but went for the dark arches simpley because of the A)Scarcity of M.maura & B) the date of emergence.
is it normal for them to emerge in June?!
It's not hugely common in June - the Berkshire moth group has 4% of the species' records in June. However, this is a particularly early year! The pattern on the wings is wrong for Dark Arches, but right for Old Lady
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