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Saturday, 19 September 2020

Modest Trappings but not without Interest

 Moths 22, species 14 including FFY Red-line Quaker - yes, Quaker season is here:

Rustics: Square-spot (4), Autumnal (2), Flounced, Black and Rosy one of each, and this moth which I confess has me puzzled.  It doesn't ring any bells with me, but apart from the wavy cross-lines and the overall greenish hue there isn't a lot to go on:

I'm really hoping that someone will recognise it!!

Update (after more thought).  The closest I can get from published images is Nutmeg (Discestra trifolii), which has a broad dark border to the underwings:

Further update: online advice suggests that the moth is a Scarce Bordered Straw, looks good from the images I've found, I'm happy with that, a new one for me.


  1. Scarce Bordered Straw, great moth there Chris - very well done.

  2. Thanks Steve. I'd feel better though if I hadn't needed so much help to identify it! Thanks to those who put me on the right track.

  3. No probs re advice Chris - we all get that experience of staring too much at a moth and trying to work out what it is. A good record too.
    I tried for a `good migrant` again last night, but only silver ys.