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November Moth

Observed: 16th October 2012 By: pkd35
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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November Moth
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At least in theory you can examine the relevant genitalia features of this moth without dissecting it. On an anaesthetised moth gentle pressure can extrude the relevant part of the abdomen which can be examined under a hand lens.

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not this one - the rounded wings suggest that it is a female and as such cannot be identified other than getting it to lay fertlised eggs and rearing the caterpillars.

Robert Homan

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for males the relevant bits are visible, especially on worn examples, without recourse to applying pressure to the abdomen. See

the photos of the abdomen were taken through a glass tube and in reality the "prongs" are clearer and easier to see. Worth a go!

Robert Homan