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Sep 9, 2012 8:07 PM

Pale Tussock??

Am I correct thinking this is a Pale Tussock?






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    Sep 9, 2012 9:23 PM (in response to Higgy)
    Re: Pale Tussock??

    Hi Higgy,

    Its difficult to be 100% sure on this but I believe this is something much much better than a Pale Tussock.  This looks from this angle like Clifden Nonpareil Catocala fraxini  also known as Blue UnderwingDid you happen to give it a tickle to see the underwing?  Where roughly are you located and out of curiosity when was this taken?


    Very interesting and if I were you I would send this photo and any others you have of it into your county moth recorder to see what they think. Nice rare migrant. 

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        Sep 10, 2012 12:28 AM (in response to Higgy)
        Re: Pale Tussock??

        Well I think it is mostly likely Clifden Nonparell but you should send these in to the county recorder.  You can  find his name (for anyone in any county looking at this) from here: MothsCount Website, every county has one. 

        Yours for Somerset is on the pdf file on that page.  He will be most pleased to hear from you I am sure!


        From what I've read these are most seen  in eastern and southern UK, we've had records near me but I've yet to see one (I'm very jealous   ).  Well done getting photos.




        EDIT: Have just seen your reply post, thats a shame,  They are similar and even from underneath could have clinched it.  Our county recorders have to be spot on or the records become tarnished with 'we think's and 'probably's so I understand.  I still suspect Clifend Nonpareil

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