Had this sitting around for some time cannot make my mind up what it is, suggest as a possible -Bordered Sallow
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Looking at the illustrations in Waring & Townsend, there are also similarities with several Heliothis species - but they are immigrants, mostly described as rare. I think you're right.
Thanks but I am still not sure , particularly as NBN does not show it recorded in northern Scotland
Wildlife of Assynt
All of the "Ear Moths" (Amphipoea) are found in Scotland - see maps on Moths Count web site:
so it is risky to base an identification on distribution criteria. In essence with this group it seems to be risky to make an id at all unless the moth has been dissected.
Lat/Lng: 58.1, -5.3
OS grid ref: NC0720