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Beige moth

Observed: 29th June 2013 By: ChalkieChalkie’s reputation in InvertebratesChalkie’s reputation in InvertebratesChalkie’s reputation in Invertebrates
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About 25mm long, crawling very rapidly through the grass in meadow area of garden (and onto the lens of my camera and my hand). Initially I thought it was a flightless female, but now wondering whether it was just newly emerged, and hadn't spread the wings yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Pale Prominent (Pterostoma palpina) interacts


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I don't think that this is a

I don't think that this is a Common Swift. It has hairy tops to the legs for a start. It reminds me more of the Puss/kitten moths so it probably is one of the Notodontidae

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That's helpful. What about a Pale Prominent, Pterostoma palpina - it does seem to have furry palps in one picture, but I'm not at all familiar with these moths, so don't know if they all have that. It doesn't look like the palps on a male though.