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Strange Noctuid about 23mm long

Observed: 22nd July 2013 By: pcollingridgepcollingridge’s reputation in Invertebratespcollingridge’s reputation in Invertebratespcollingridge’s reputation in Invertebrates
Noctuid about 23mm long
Noctuid
Description:

Lots of these suddenly arriving, never seen them before in this garden. Wings almost rolled around body, extremely pointed head, thorax quite waxy. Probably common, but new to me... can't find it in any of my books

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Wax Moth

Thanks Douglas, makes a lot of sense as it seemed quite "micro-moth" in form but the size of a macro. Bees have done well around here over winter so this all makes sense - a new one on me.