Moths in Chee Dale

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Moths in Chee Dale

Postby JohnR on Tue Jun 29, 2021 9:38 pm

Out of the area in Derbyshire but I hope someone can help. I found a number of Forester-type moths in Chee Dale. On a south-facing bank covered in large patches of Common Rock-rose around limestone outcrops. All this should suggest Cistus Forester (Adscita geryon) but I failed to get a wing measurement and they look on the large side compared to flower heads, so can’t fully rule out Forester. My question is, are Foresters (A. statices) also found in that habitat? I am hoping the plume is a Twin-spot Plume (Stenoptila bipunctidactyla) but would welcome confirmation.

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Re: Moths in Chee Dale

Postby stevehind on Sun Jul 04, 2021 2:54 pm

Hi John

These will be Cistus Forester, which is widely distributed and locally fairly common in the Derbyshire Dales, whereas there are no recent records of The Forester in The Dales.

I cannot confirm your plume, as Stenoptilia scabiodactylus may be in that area.

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