This moth (about the size of a Silver Y) attracted to wall light
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They do look like Oak Processionary moths to me. Not sure if there are any confusion species down there though.
Looks good to me (except for the symmetrical buff patches near the apex which don't appear to be from wear) but as it's Mallorca it could also be a sub-species of OP.
Hi David and Donald,
I have to admit, until you pointed it out Donald I had put that down to wearing. It does look like its supposed to be there having viewed it again?
Maybe its a relative, a google might turn up some similar images?
There does appear to be a bit of wearing on the apex of the wings but unless other worn Oak Processionary show a similar amber effect there??
The comma shape where the reniform stigma would be, should be small in OP but much larger (as in photo) on PP. Do you think it's more likely to be this?
It looked to be in pristine condition - they are definite pale patches
Re your heading, the Processionaries are members of the Thaumetopoeidae family rather than Noctuidae. Don't try to say that with a mouthful of tapas though.
Of the pics that I viewed of both species in ukmoths I thought it looked most like Robert Woods male Oak Proc. but Im not 100% at all. The bold crosslines seemed right?
If you look at this link you'll find find an image that looks exactly like the photo above.
Absolutely Donald. The little amber thing is there too. There are scales missing on that linked one at the apex of the wing and on the one above. It looks very good for it.
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