More Tricky Moths

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More Tricky Moths

Postby matt77 on Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:52 pm


2 more moths to identify.

Trapped at Wirral Country Park recently.

some kind of Ear moth???

This one had me guessing too...

I have no idea!

Any help is greatly appreciated


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Re: more tricky moths

Postby PaulMartinHill on Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:32 pm

The upper moth is a Crescent, it looks a bit large for any of the Ear moths.
The lower moth is Orthopygia glaucinalis a Pyralid moth, so not one that features in the macro-moth guides, such as those by Paul Waring and the ever faithful Skinner. A good book that includes several macro-moths is Chris Manley's Photographic Guide to Butterflies and Moths.

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Re: more tricky moths

Postby stevehind on Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:55 pm

I would go for either Large or Saltern Ear, which needs dissecting to be certain.

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