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Moth found in grassland

Observed: 19th August 2012 By: ChalkieChalkie’s reputation in InvertebratesChalkie’s reputation in InvertebratesChalkie’s reputation in Invertebrates
aug 12 (30) whitish moth on bramble Radway

Silvery-translucent wings. I've tried to find it in my moth book, but was unsuccessful. Any ideas?
Feeding on bramble flower, mid afternoon, in nature reserve, Radway Meadows, Warwickshire. Wingspan about 3cm?

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis) interacts


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Brilliant and fast!

Thank you so much. I've looked it up on UK moths, and it looks very likely, including the mother of pearl effect. Not surprising I couldn't find it in my macromoths book as it's a big micro. I am resisting the temptation to buy the micro moths book, as I'm still very much a beginner with macros. Thank you again.