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November Moth

Observed: 17th October 2013 By: christine970Schristine970S’s reputation in Invertebrateschristine970S’s reputation in Invertebrateschristine970S’s reputation in Invertebrateschristine970S’s reputation in Invertebrates
November Moth
Description:

More so than the Pale November Moth by the more prominent lines and the little show of white underwing at the bottom, i think..?

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nightfly's picture

Hi Christine,These Epirrita

Hi Christine,
These Epirrita need very close inspection to separate to species in females and dissection in males. If you have a copy of Waring, Townsend and Lewington it gives diagrams and explains the issues- the four Epirrita cant be reliably separated by appearances.

They are usually IDed on here as November Moth agg. (aggregate), Epirrita dilutata agg.

Cathal.

christine970S's picture

Thank you, i thought it would

Thank you, i thought it would be a tight ID. I don't have a copy of the book you mention but i may have to look into that, it would be a useful addition. Thanks for the info on the agg listing.

DD's picture

Hi Christine,

You can find the information on ID'ing Epirrita sp. if you follow this link:
http://www.mothscount.org/uploads/Difficult_species_guide_page_30.pdf

DD