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Aug 15, 2012 1:54 PM

Wainscot moth? ID help

Hi

 

Anyone know what species this is? Saw it last year - was about 3cm long.

 

Thanks for looking.

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    Aug 15, 2012 2:10 PM (in response to weevil87)
    Re: Wainscot moth? ID help

    I think it may be a butterbur moth, Hydraecia Petasitis but the wings have faded after hitting some objects maybe!?! Link: ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?bf=2362

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        Aug 15, 2012 2:32 PM (in response to weevil87)
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        I agree sorry I got it wrong it's just it was in the shade so it's harder to tell the colouration when its in the shade

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            Aug 15, 2012 2:39 PM (in response to weevil87)
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            I'm not one either I'm only 12 but I'm enthusiastic about moths after getting a moth trap for my birthday in July!!!!

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                Aug 15, 2012 2:50 PM (in response to weevil87)
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                Well my Mum and Dad got it from Anglian Supplies there really good for beginner moth traps and do ones that are less bright (to stop disturbing your neighbours). I reccomend not making your own because you'll have to go through loads of technical difficulties so i reccomend getting the skinners moth trap (thats what I've got) sadly I think they cost 116 pounds but ifn your intrested i'd get one, Oh and it doesn't matter if your in an urban place obviously you won't get the same amount but I get enough in a wiltshire town!!!!

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    Aug 15, 2012 2:55 PM (in response to weevil87)
    Re: Wainscot moth? ID help

    I am not sure what time of year this was taken, but I would wager this is a worn Square-spot Rustic (xestia xanthographa).  They can be quite variable and tend to keep that 'Square' shaped stigma.

     

    Square-spot Rustic

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      Aug 15, 2012 3:09 PM (in response to SeaRayz)
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      Yeah itlooks as plain as the moth weevil has taken so yeah I think so!!

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        Aug 15, 2012 4:04 PM (in response to weevil87)
        Re: Wainscot moth? ID help

        What so these moths change colour depending on their surroundings or what time of year it is????????

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          Aug 15, 2012 5:54 PM (in response to Biff)
          Re: Wainscot moth? ID help

          No Biff they just come in a variety of colors and sizes, as you get more into this you'll learn which ones are like this.  There are a certain amount of moths that will also look different in the northern regions of the UK, versus the South.  Those books I mentioned in the other post will help you with that too 'Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Irelend' they are a must have for any serious moth'er

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            Aug 15, 2012 5:57 PM (in response to SeaRayz)
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            I've got two books ones called British moths and Butterflies the photographic guide Chris manley and and A field guide to butterflies and moths octopus publishers

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