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Moth

Observed: 15th April 2012 By: Chris DavenportChris Davenport’s reputation in InvertebratesChris Davenport’s reputation in InvertebratesChris Davenport’s reputation in InvertebratesChris Davenport’s reputation in Invertebrates
Moth
Moth
Description:

Length 15mm. Attracted to lights near deciduous woodland.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Douglas's picture

Muslin Moth

In my opinion it isn't Muslin Moth; the ground colour looks wrong and the hints of markings don't look quite right.

It's also unlikely (though not impossible) that Muslin would be in such a state this early in its FS.

I'd put my money on Small Quaker if I had to.

Best wishes,

Douglas

DavidHowdon's picture

Muslin

To me the colour of the hairs there are rather too yellowish for Muslin moth. That said I am not sure how true the colours are, the whole image seems to have a yellow cast to it.

RHoman's picture

Re: Muslin

Perhaps the picture has been taken with flash? I agree there is a lot of gold/yellow coming through. Have been searching, without success, for an Orthosia wing vein picture. Almost certainly an example of where dissection would solve a lot of head scratching.

Robert Homan