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Big moth with small wings

Observed: 7th June 2011 By: Jonathan
iSpot team
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No interactions present.

Species with which Old Lady (Mormo maura) interacts

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JamieDunning's picture

I dont really want to guess

I dont really want to guess what it could be.
maybe a dark arches?

but its newly emerged.

- Jamie

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Thanks David & Jamie. I

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.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

JamieDunning's picture

No problem Jonathan. &

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?!

- Jamie

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It's not hugely common in

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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