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Large moth

Observed: 1st August 2013 By: wek6
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course completeSelborne Society
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Description:

Large white moth with brown markings.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Engrailed (Ectropis bistortata) interacts

Comments

DD's picture

Hi Ardea

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.
DD

RHoman's picture

Engrailed et al

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.

Robert Homan

DD's picture

Thanks Robert

Can't wait to see this new list.

DD

Ardea's picture

Hi All, thanks for this, I

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.