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P1060105 x 2

Observed: 17th August 2013 By: flutterbyflutterby is knowledgeable about Invertebratesflutterby’s earned reputation in Invertebratesflutterby’s earned reputation in Invertebratesflutterby’s earned reputation in Invertebratesflutterby’s earned reputation in Invertebratesflutterby’s earned reputation in Invertebrates
P1060105 x 2
P1060112 x 3
Description:

The moth had settled on the edge of the window and the white frame around, so not a marvellous background. I think that the markings, shown more in the first photo, make me think that the ID is correct?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Square-Spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa) interacts

Comments

flutterby's picture

Oh dear! - The moth shown in

Oh dear! - The moth shown in the Chinery guide seemed to match the spots on my moth, but then I suppose that all moths of one particular type don't always have exactly the same markings?

RHoman's picture

Square-spot Rustic is a bit

Square-spot Rustic is a bit of a pain - variable in terms of colours and size and liable to cause many a second look just to make sure it isn't something more special.

Robert Homan

flutterby's picture

Thanks for your explanation -

Thanks for your explanation - I am new to this moth ID hobby and need all the help I can get.