Large white moth with brown markings.
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I heard recently that these 2 species are now considered to be conspecific so eventually iSpot will catch up and remove SE from the options.
In Britain we still go with the idea of there being 2 seperate taxa whereas elsewhere in Europe there is only one (Ectropis crepuscularia). Leraut in Moths of Europe Vol 2 suggests that there is a single species which varies in terms of the number of broods ( 1 or 2) but that doesn't really resolve the situation in Britain where the moth(s) are on the wing at 3 times of the year. Perhaps this is a situation where nature refuses to be put into neat boxes, though I think it will meet its match in the imminent new Britsh list.
Can't wait to see this new list.
Hi All, thanks for this, I was unaware of the change. Is there any way of taking my det out or do I just agree with Donald.
Lat/Lng: 50.8759, -1.6328
OS grid ref: SU259085
On a wooden handrail, under heavy shade of conifers. The afternoon of a very hot day.