Friday, 30 August 2013

two new species in one night?

Having been trapping at home in Carmel for seven years I'm lucky if I get more than a handful of new macros each year.  Last night was just 20 species, but including a sallow kitten, not uncommon in the County, but a new one for me here. Also the photo below which looks like a confused - any thoughts?

3 comments:

  1. How big is it Mat? The orange orbicular stigma looks more like Hedge Rustic to me, but I may well be wrong.

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  2. The antennae do look to be slightly feathered. Does this help? (I believe the Hedge Rustic male has this feature).

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  3. many thanks for the comments. Yes, it's a good match for photos of hedge rustic on the internet, although less so for the Waring and Townsend illustration - but I caught a hedge rustic last night (2nd) that was more like the W&T pic with better defined oval and kidney.

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