A moth that rested near my garden light trap.
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I would say, like DD, that this is Dusky Thorn. However, iSpot seems to have decided that it is definitely September Thorn and won't allow that ID to be overridden!
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I thought perhaps not Dusky because the dark areas on the wings seemed to be caused by missing scales, not pigment. But I haven't seen many thorns so I'll go along with you and DD! Also, I notice now how well the cross-lines converge at the trailing edge.
I have 5 insects beside my iSpot name not because I am an expert, but because I have put up lots of observations.
I know that feeling Bill!
Ive been tricked recently by an August Thorn doing a pretty good impersonation of Dusky. I thought I had found the 2nd ever Irish record of Dusky but UKmoths shows me there is a variation of August that has a dark rear third portion behind the 2nd crossline.
This isnt that, this looks good for a true Dusky to me- the inner crossline doesnt kink near the costa as on August, which is what tells me my one is an August Thorn. It also seems that on dusky, the dark portion of the wing is much broader than that of August.
Its a narrower strip altogether on August.
My comment above was only in relation to the fact that normally, two people with a combined total of 9 stars would change the ID of one person with 5, but that did not happen. I have never known that before...odd.
Lat/Lng: 51.3, 0.0
OS grid ref: TQ3966