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Common Footman

Observed: 28th July 2013 By: david1973
Yorkshire Naturalists' Union
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2050 Common Footman Eilema lurideola
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nightfly's picture

To be honest David, I am not

To be honest David, I am not great on these moths, the Footmen. Looks like Common to me but I am no authority on them!!

Cathal.

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Re; Identfication

Hello Cathal,

it's a learning curve for me also, I have been trapping about 11 months.

I'm finding it really interesting and challenging any feedback I receive is greatly appreciated, I like to share my pictures with people like yourself who interested.

Kind Regards

David

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Hi David, Some moths, eg

Hi David,

Some moths, eg Footmen species seem to me to require particular attention to detail and possibly refreshed familiarity on a regular basis. Like you I also find it interesting and challenging figuring these things out, iSpot helps no end. Its an irreplacable info resource.

I have to admit I havent seen many footmen moths and certainly not frequently enough to be familiar with their subtle differences.

Witht these I only hope to theorise (although I boldly did post a Common Footman as 'Im as sure as I can be' this evening) and be corrected if necessary.

Happy hunting.

Cathal.