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Unknown Notuid

Observed: 20th April 2013 By: AJPAJP’s reputation in InvertebratesAJP’s reputation in InvertebratesAJP’s reputation in InvertebratesAJP’s reputation in Invertebrates
Unknown Notuid
Description:

Very docile and tatty moth found on the street in New Malden, Surrey. It's very battered and I've not been able to match it to anything in the book.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Ron Elliott's picture

Tentative identification

The moth is in very poor condition and the markings on the wings are almost obliterated but I think that this could be a Brindled Beauty (Lycia hirtaria) but I am far from sure.

Douglas's picture

How big?

Do you have a size of the moth please?

Best wishes,

Douglas

AJP's picture

Size

A decent size, similar to a silver y perhaps but broader. On further reference to the book, as suggested, Brindled Beauty or perhaps Peppered Moth are the most likely possibilities.

AJP

Douglas's picture

Well Brindled Beauty is fair

Well Brindled Beauty is fair bit bigger than a Silver Y.

It's not a Peppered Moth.

It could well be a deformed Brindled Beauty as suggested by Ron.

Best wishes,

Douglas