Sunday, 22 July 2018

Moths at Saron

This is a tiny moth measuring just 12mm. I think it is a Double Kidney, one I haven't had before. Is this correct?


5 comments:

  1. I've never had one, but your specimen looks right though 12mm is below the stated size range of 13-15mm.

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  2. Spot on, Sally: nice capture, well done.

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  3. Is it just me (and, presumably, Sally) seeing undersized moths that are clearly not second generation? In the last two days I have had two sightings of the same tiny Hummer, along with a dwarf Silver Y. Could it be caused by the fiercely hot spell of weather, or are my migrants second generation visitors?

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  4. Thanks both, I did measure it so knew it was undersized - hence needing confirmsation re ID. I have seen several smallSilver Ys this year.

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