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Aug 12, 2013 7:48 PM

Large moth ID?

I think this large and beautiful moth I photographed today is a Red Underwing moth but I'm not sure. Can a knowledgeable person please confirm or help me in identifying it? Thanks!

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    Aug 12, 2013 8:05 PM (in response to mellojo)
    Re: Large moth ID?

    Hi Jo,

    I would say yes you have a Red Underwing here, the outer markings can be a bit similar between this family of moths, so its often a good idea to look at the underwing as those are different on each, but the Red Underwing has a less denated (wavy) sub terminal line.  That link explains the differences.

     

    Congrats on seeing this beauty!

     

    Crystal

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      Aug 12, 2013 8:25 PM (in response to SeaRayz)
      Re: Large moth ID?

      Nice photo.

      I concur with Crystal.

      You don't say where you saw the moth... If outside the UK, there are additional species of red underwing.

      Mike

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