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Sunday, 29 June 2014

More Photos of Yesterday's Plume



Just in case they show more features to aid identification.  The colour seems about right for Stenoptilia pterodactyla but I can't see much sign of two dark spots at the base of the forewing cleft.  Any advice would be gratefully accepted!  In the meantime I'll look for more examples with a view to getting better photographs.
Correction, perhaps there is at least one dark spot visible in the top photograph!

5 comments:

  1. Looks like a dead cert Brown Plume to me, Chris - but you know how duff I am at micros!

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  2. It looks like S. pterodactyla to me, but Sam is away at present...best to wait perhaps.

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  3. I'm afraid pterodactyla is plainer coloured and the spots at the wing cleft are much more prominent. I suspect this is pallidactyla though will check fully at home.

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    1. Thank you Sam, pallidactyla looks a good bet from the book illustration. It will do fine, I'm not fussy!

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  4. Plumes are surprisingly tricky! I'm glad we've solved this one anyway

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