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Moth with red thorax second specimen

Observed: 27th August 2012 By: colhig17colhig17’s reputation in Invertebratescolhig17’s reputation in Invertebratescolhig17’s reputation in Invertebrates
Moth with red thorax
Moth with red thorax second specimen
Description:

Distinctive red thorax. 2 individuals came to light.

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Noctuidae
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

RHoman's picture

There are 2 different species

There are 2 different species here. I would suggest that the 2nd is a Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing. The other is a noctuid of some sort but the wing pattern is too faint. The red thorax is a sign of wear - both moths are in effect bald.

Robert Homan

colhig17's picture

Two bald moths

I'd initially thought that the red thorax could be wear and tear - but then I saw two of them! Very helpful. Thanks

Colin

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