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Day Flying Moth or Skipper?

Observed: 4th October 2012 By: sgwarnogsgwarnog’s reputation in Invertebratessgwarnog’s reputation in Invertebratessgwarnog’s reputation in Invertebratessgwarnog’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

It's perhaps a little optimistic of me to hope that anyone might be able to identify this based on such a partial view, but this was the best I could secure. In flight this had the whirring wings that made me think it was a moth, but then it settled and basked in the sun. It was about the same size as a large skipper, and I thought there might be a faint chance this was a late Dingy Skipper. What you can see is the right wing and the abdomen, with the head buried to bottom left.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Silver Y (Autographa gamma) interacts

Comments

amantell20's picture

Moth

Suspect this is most likely a moth looking at the marks on the outer edge of the wing. Silver Y is a likely candidate which is still out and about now, and fits the behaviour you describe.