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Apr 30, 2011 7:33 PM

red+black moth - ID?



I was hoping someone could identify some moths I found in my garden (Aberdeenshire coast) last week (5 in all). I thought they were burnet moths (looked very similar in flight) but on closer inspection realised they weren't. Anyway, I found a dead one which I've photographed (it's gone a bit crispy though). Notable features were the translucent black forewings, red underwings and bright red and black body (shown in photos with wings removed). It's approx. 1 cm long. No doubt something common but I couldn't locate it in my Collins Insect guide!




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