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The miller

Observed: 1st June 2010 By: lpearcelpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Species with which Miller (Acronicta leporina) interacts

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GRAHAM D's picture

This is a Miller

This moth is a 'Miller' Acronicta leporina

lpearce's picture

Thanks David & Graham

Looking at NBN it appears not to have been reported on the north west coast or this far north

New Addition: Not sure above is correct now as sitings of Clitopilus prunulus are shown up here.

so need clarification on the latin name which is correct for THe Miller - Clitopilus prunulus or Acronicta leporina???.

Les Pearce
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DavidHowdon's picture

My mistake

My mistake I think.
Clitopilus prunulus is the mushroom called The Miller not the moth called The Miller, however if you enter "The Miller" into the English name field in iSpot it autocompletes only the mushroom name (although it lets you change the English name "Miller").

Oddly if you enter "Miller" in the English name field it gives you a choice of the taxonomic names for both.

GRAHAM D's picture

Miller Distribution

Can't speak for Scotland
- but this shows recorsd from the NW of England
http://www.flickr.com/photos/troubleatmill/4665325251/
UK Moths shows the distribution inc Scotland - there are a few of the Wee Cowrin' Timorous Beasties north of the border http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?bf=2280&map=true

Hope this helps