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Macro Moth Identification
Topic Started: May 2 2010, 04:02 PM (3,224 Views)
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Macro Moth ID thread
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Another one please Dave.
I wishI could get my head round these pugs.

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It's a minefield for sure Judy!

Thats yet another colour form of Common Pug and arguably they are one of the most variable within that group.
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Thanks Dave. With so many different forms I am not surprised at my confusion/lack of confidence.
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Struggling with this one Dave !
I think it's either a Large Twin Spot Carpet, or, a Dark Barred Twin-spot Carpet.

Any ideas?

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I would say Dark-barred Twin-spot Kieth
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dormousewatcher
May 23 2010, 11:54 AM
I would say Dark-barred Twin-spot Kieth
Right, thanks. That's another for the Challenge !
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Spot on Keith and Judy,definitely Xanthorhoe ferrugata
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hi Dave. is this Currant Pug?
If it is I am getting better :yay:

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Well done Judy :yay: it is indeed Eupithecia assimilata
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:yay: :wow: I GOT A PUG IDENT RIGHT :funny:
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Lovely photo Judy and well done with the ID :clap5:
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Crisis of confidence. Sorry.

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:hello1: Judy.

The first is a Red Twin-spot Carpet which is missing the obvious dark twin linear lines in the submarginal area of the forewing and the second is a slightly worn Water Carpet.
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Thanks Dave I dont know what's wrong with me tonight!
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Sorry Dave you will id thesefar quicker than I can.

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this one around 8 - 10 mm
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This is quite a bit smallr than Scalloped Hazel

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:hello1: Judy

This is what i have got so far...

Photo 1&2-Common Pug
Photo 3-Bright-line Brown-eye
Photo 4-
Photo 5-Brown Silver-line
Photo 6-Common Pug

Still working on number 4.


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Photo 4 Judy is a Least Black Arches which can go on the photography challenge :cool2: great capture!!
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Another for you Dave. Noctuid? approx 10mm.

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I'm not too sure Judy but it could be one of the Acronicta sp. I can't see the markings clearly enough but Knot Grass is highly variable and it does contain some charcteristics of A.Rumicis,i have seen at least ten colour forms of this moth!,but i can't be 100% sure.
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