UNIDENTIFIED MOTHS - UK and Ireland : Latest Edit 17 Nov 923 reads NOW showing 994 moths - up 1 in 15 days. . Nearly all Moth Observations
Latest Edit 17 Nov 923 reads.
NOW showing 994 moths - up 1 in 15 days.
Nearly all Moth Observations without a decent ID are brought together here, though there are few eggs, larvae or pupae.
The Project took nearly a MONTH to build, as each Unidentified moth first had to be located, scattered among eleven THOUSAND Invertebrates, then brought to Heterocera ONE at a time..
ONLY MOTHS WITH the ID Heterocera are added. A few have other IDs without the likely banner
These moths are here to gain a better ID.
Please add a Species or Genus or Family or SuperFamily.
PLEASE add a comment, particularly if you have any thoughts about progressing, specially if you think the Observation is pretty impossible.
And PLEASE add a little gentle advice to anyone who really doesn't understand about observing moths.
It is possible your ID will not attract the Likely Banner and if so, will probably need an agreement, no bad thing.
Once the new ID becomes likely, then the Ob will disappear from this project.
Moths can stay in this project forever - and so there will be no need to act on impossible ones. But I appeal to the moth-ers to consider adding the ID Heterocera to all UNIDENTIFIED moth Observations which are over a few WEEKS old.
Generally speaking, moths that arrive here are the result of the Poster (unkindly called Users) not trying hard enough, giving us poor pictures, rarely more than one, often poorly focused or camera 'shook', NO 'it might be this' ID nor Descriptive notes of any sort and often on bad backgrounds. The occasional 'Balcony Light Trap' or 'in bedroom'
You must all do better (in my opinion)!
20 Aug 2018