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Some kind of Yellow Underwing?

Observed: 13th August 2013 By: nickyrowberrynickyrowberry’s reputation in Invertebratesnickyrowberry’s reputation in Invertebratesnickyrowberry’s reputation in Invertebratesnickyrowberry’s reputation in Invertebrates
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P1010634
P1010631
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nightfly's picture

Hi Nick, Chances are your ID

Hi Nick,

Chances are your ID is correct but people may be relunctant to agree it due to the slim chance that it may be the very similar Langmaid's Yellow Underwing. A view of the hindwings is necessary to rule out Langmaid's.

Cathal.

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Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing

Thanks Cathal. I'm new to this so tips like this are great - if we catch another one of these I'll try to get a photo of the hindwings.

Nicky

nightfly's picture

One way to manage it without

One way to manage it without damaging the moth Nick, is to chill the moth for a minute or 2 in the fridge and then gently push the forewing out of the way with a toothpick. A quick shot of the hindwing can be taken before the moth moves away.

Cathal.

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Top tip!

Thanks again. I was wondering how to do that as we were wary of touching them in case we hurt them. Fingers crossed we catch another one!

Nicky