Monday, 5 November 2018

Northern Winter Moth or not????

I hope I have identified the Northern Winter Moth correctly. It was larger than Winter Moth, much lighter in colour and had the white/grey hind-wings as shown in Townsend and Waring. As always, all help gratefully received.

4 comments:

  1. It looks good to me, Jane, but hopefully someone more qualified than me will see it and give a judgement. I recorded NWM in 2013, you might care to visit the blog archive for 3 December 2013, I posted a photo of the moth next to a Winter Moth for comparison. I'm not sure whether there have been any more recorded since then, can't recall seeing any reported on the blog.

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  2. It rather stuck out amongst the catch as something I hadn't knowingly seen before, but as it is listed as common in Townsend and Waring I didn't look it up on Sam's list. Which is why I rather sweepingly put a positive id on it! Had I looked I would have asked on here first. Note to self....always check the list....

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  3. We had one at the National Botanic Garden last night (a Northern). We trap regularly, roughly once a fortnight.

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  4. Hello Mystery Contributor, and welcome! I imagine that you get some very interesting moths at the NBG, would it be possible to post your results on the blog from time to time?

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