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Moth

Observed: 11th July 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
Description:

Attracted to lights near deciduous woodland. Length 18mm.

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Comments

GRAHAM D's picture

Observation note

I would expect the yellow band along the costa (Leading edge of the wing) to continuue arount the termen (Outside edge of the wing) for a Common Footman (Especially on a moth that looks this fresh)
Also the leading edge looks to be strongly curved.
Looking at Richard Lewingtons picture in Moths of Great Britain & Ireland - this could be a Dingy Footman
Difficult without seeing the actual moth
I'd be interested in what others think.

Peter Allen's picture

I think the darkness of the

I think the darkness of the grey indicates Common Footman - Dingy usually is paler. General "jizz" to me is of Common Footman. (Not, I agree, a very scientific explanation....)

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