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A moth to ID

Postby matt77 on Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:13 pm

Hi,

Can anyone help with the ID of the following moth?

It was trapped overnight Weds 28th/Thurs 29th July at Wirral Country Park, by the Ranger's Office in the main car park.

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Can anyone ID this please?


Cheers,

Matt

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Re: A moth to ID

Postby anno on Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:48 pm

Hi Matt - could it be a Sandhill Rustic -good for size and a very variable species...

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Re: A moth to ID

Postby SteveMcBill on Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:58 pm

Matt,

It looks like a Straw Underwing (Thalpophila matura) to me.

Check over at: http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?id=325

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Re: A moth to ID

Postby PaulMartinHill on Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:25 pm

I'm getting quite a few of these (Straw Underwing) at the moment

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Re: A moth to ID

Postby Tom on Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:28 pm

Here's a hawk moth caterpillar sent in to us via the Zoo. I'm going to go for Elephant Hawk Moth. Can anyone confirm or deny this?

Thanks,

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Re: A moth to ID

Postby PaulMartinHill on Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:40 pm

Correct Tom
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Re: A moth to ID

Postby SteveMcBill on Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:50 pm

Tom,

Absolutely spot on !! The 'brown' form is the more usual BUT it also comes in an all green form too which I have found out on the mossland at Risley Moss, Warrington.

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