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Small moth

Observed: 24th February 2012 By: moremothmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebrates
Moth on window in February
Moth on window in February
Same moth on the wall next day
Same moth on the wall next day
Description:

Micromoth with pointed wings.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Rufous-margined Button Moth (Acleris cristana) interacts

Comments

chrisbrooks's picture

UK Moths

UK moths website shows about 12 variations of this moth, one or two of them are very close to this posting.

In addition the tufts on the wings are clearly visible in image 2.

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ID

Thanks - that certainly does look like it. I can only see 4 photos on UK Moths, but one of them is close, and there are those wing tufts. Manley says there are over 120 named forms! It's out early: UK Moths says it emerges in March.
Bill

Bill Welch

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Sites

Hi, I may have confused myself over the website where I saw those images as I looked at many. Hampshire moths shows records of it being recorded this week, it is early but the mild weather may have triggered an early wake up. Regards Chris.

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Website

This site has many more images and was the one I meant to say.

www.hantsmoths.org.uk/species/1054.php

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Hants Moths

Chris - A very nice site; thanks.
Bill

Bill Welch

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Next day

The moth got away from me on the 23rd, but on the 24th I found it on the wall and while it was not running around I got some better shots, including a good one of the wing tufts. (I was pleased to be able to let it out of the house while the warm spell lasted.)
Bill

Bill Welch