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Help required, please

Postby mikew on Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:01 pm

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Butterfly 3?
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Butterfly 2?
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Butterfly 1?
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Micro
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Satin Beauty?
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Satin Beauty?
Trapped 4th July

I think this is a Satin Beauty. Could someone confirm or otherwise.

Is the micro Phalonidia manniana?

Then there is a real mystery. I think it's a butterfly but I'm at a loss to think which species.

Regards, Mike
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Re: Help required, please

Postby melbellingham on Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:31 pm

Hi Mike,

Your butterfly is a moth. Have a look at Dingy Shell.

Not sure about your micro, but I think you are right with Satin Beauty.

Mel.
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Re: Help required, please

Postby mikew on Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:06 pm

Hi Mel

Thanks - my first thought was Dingy Shell but the colour of the closed wing looked wrong.

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Re: Help required, please

Postby johnK on Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:43 pm

Hi Mike,

I think your tortrix may be Aethes rubigana (or maybe cnicana). It's well past it's best but the broader wing and maybe a yellowish colour remaining on the wing, both more like the former? Do you have any burdock nearby?

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Re: Help required, please

Postby SteveH on Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:19 am

Hi folks,

I love Dingy Shells - though I've never actually seen the upper wings! Yes, they do look like mini butterflies and unlike so many carpets and what have you are identifiable in their typical wings closed pose. Nice catch.

Cheers,
Steve
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Re: Help required, please

Postby mikew on Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:19 pm

Hi John

Thanks for your help. There is no Burdock nearby.

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Re: Help required, please

Postby stevehind on Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:33 am

Hi Mike

As John has mentioned this could be either Aethes cnicana or Aethes rubigana.

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Re: Help required, please

Postby stevehind on Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:23 pm

The Aethes mystery has been resolved, a male rubigana.

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