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Jul 20, 2013 8:35 PM

? Beauty ?

Is this one of the "Beautys" ? It seems very close to the Willow Beauty but the colours and markings aren't quite the same although could be a variation.

 

Had spent the night on the inside frame of our kitchen window.

 

Wing tip to tip was about 3cm.

 

Thanks

 

Graham

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    Jul 20, 2013 9:08 PM (in response to GrahamPD)
    Re: ? Beauty ?

    Hi Graham,

    Your moth is most likely a Riband Wave (Idaea aversata), they are typically variable in color but are usually more of a buff or yellow-ish color, but as mentioned variable.  It looks a bit worse for ware, so I'm sure appreciated the safe harbour of your kitchen window for the night

     

    Hope this helps

     

    Crystal

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