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Grey patterned moth

Observed: 1st January 2013 By: pf339
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Grey patterned moth i
Grey patterned moth ii

Grey patterned moth on outside, south facing church wall. Possibly Lithophane ornitopus.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Grey Shoulder-knot (Lithophane ornitopus) interacts


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Thanks for help with identification of the moth.

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Hi Phil,I'm pretty sure your

Hi Phil,

I'm pretty sure your ID is correct. Blairs Shoulder Knot and Grey Chi are slightly different. The shape of the black shoulder markings seem to be distinctive on this species and are key to its ID. Nice moth which I have yet to record myself.