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November Moth

Observed: 18th October 2011 By: Graeme
The Anton River Conservation Association
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November Moth (Epirrita dilutata) 18.10.11.Rooksbury Mill A303 Underpass.5
November Moth (Epirrita dilutata) 18.10.11.Rooksbury Mill A303 Underpass.5 1
November Moth (Epirrita dilutata) 18.10.11.Rooksbury Mill A303 Underpass.5 1 2
Description:

Might be another November moth, though much lighter than the other moth I found and more patterned

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

DavidHowdon's picture

Dissection

Apparently it is possible to do the males without dissection by anesthetizing then and then extruding the genitalia. Never managed it without needing to kill them myself.

As far as I know females require dissection.

RHoman's picture

Live ones are certainly

Live ones are certainly do-able, but it helps if they very worn and have thus lost scales from the rear of the abdomen. No need then to do anything other than look. See, for example,
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/96105

Robert Homan