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Dishwasher Moth

Observed: 25th January 2012 By: jccurdjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG_0022_Spring_Usher_maybe
Description:

This character flew in and took a shine to the shiny door of our dishwasher. Unfortunately, like us, it didn't seem very adept at emptying it. :D
WARNING: This specimen was originally photographed at v. high ASA under electric light so had a serious yellow cast, which I've attempted to correct; the dishwasher door now looks white. However, the colour of the moth, such as it is, should probably not be relied upon.
This is my closest guess but this species, if it IS this species, seems very variable. How unfair is that?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Spring Usher (Agriopis leucophaearia) interacts

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

agree

yes, it is:
- a Spring Usher
- variable
- unfair!

See:
http://ukmoths.org.uk/search.php?entry=leucophaearia&thumbnail=true

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