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Dark Chestnut (Conistra ligula)

Observed: 16th January 2012 By: Graeme
The Anton River Conservation Association
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Chestnut Moth (Conistra vaccinii) 14.2.12.Rooksbury Mill A303 Underpass
Description:

Moth in underpass, quite taty and a bit of the shine off of the flash I'm affriad, think it may be a chestnut??

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Species with which Dark Chestnut (Conistra ligula) interacts

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

chestnuts

Hmmm, does anyone think that Dark Chestnut is a possible candidate here? The wingtips look quite pointed, but that may just be wear and tear. Difficult to judge the colour with the flash.

I don't see Dark Chestnut often, so am never very confident of the distinction between these two.

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Wildlife Ranger's picture

Old Chestnuts

Hmmm Yes you are right Martin but I think it will be well over exposed on macro maybe Conistra sp (LOL)

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Douglas's picture

For me this is Dark - going

For me this is Dark - going on wing shape, overall colour and white specks on costa. Although I do agree it's hard to see properly with the flash.

I tend to get Dark Chestnut more often out of the two in my garden.

Best wishes,

Douglas