body lenght 7mm
with wings 20mm wide
better resolution: http://fotky.sme.sk/foto/199220/motylcok
found on 29/05/2011 in Maidstone, Kent
near a house, urban garden
second photo shows another specimen found 28/05/2012 at the same place year after
You are robably correct - Eupithecia_Assimilata (currant pug).
But there are other candidates:
- Eupithecia absinthiata (wormwood pug):
- Eupithecia absinthiata f. goossensiata (ling pug)
The markings in all of them are somewhat variable (you can see that more on the German moths site than the UK one), so genital examination would be required to be certain.
In the absence of that, local recordings data might help - either from the UK Moths web site or from local moth groups (assuming you are in the UK).
Thanks, Mike. When I said "I'm sure" I should have remembered that being sure and being right are not always the same. :-)
Very useful for anyone interested in how the brain works and why we get it wrong so often.
Hello Mike, thanks a lot for the useful answer..basically I check the moths on ukmoths
I have uploaded another specimen found the year after + some more info..You are right, the E. absinthiata really looks similar, was actually hesitating between these two..
slight difference in occurence:
E. assimilata flies May-June, then may do again in August
E. absinthiata flies June-July
there are no heathers around, so the third option f. goossensiata is maybe less probable, though moth can fly anywhere really , Humulus lupulus can be found (which should be food plant for E.assimilata)
Anyways, should mark it up as cf..thanks again