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Geometrid moth

Observed: 23rd May 2012 By: ChaltoChalto’s reputation in InvertebratesChalto’s reputation in InvertebratesChalto’s reputation in Invertebrates

Moth attracted to light

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Common/Dark Marbled Carpet

Hi Douglas, can I pick your brains please. I note your ID of Common/Dark Marbled Carpet. Can I just confirm that you cannot ID these apart from a photograph ? Thanks Chris.

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Debatable; I think you can

Debatable; I think you can have a pretty good idea, but they're both very variable it can be tricky to be 100%. Some could argue there are some ways to separate them on forewings but due to the variation, I'm not sure these can always be so clear-cut.

I think there is a form with a tawny coloured area across the wing which is only every truncata.

Looking at the underside of the wing is a very easy way to separate them, so a photo through the other side of pot would do.

Best wishes,