Thursday, 26 July 2012

Mystery "Moth"

Among the 31 moth species in the trap this morning was this relatively dark Peppered Moth

followed by this Swallowtail, the fact it was resting on white plastic made my puny camera's brain hurt and it had washed out some of the colour - nevertheless a spectacular moth

and the this thing, probably a moth, maybe not - here alongside a Buff Ermine for comparison

and here in closer-up

Any ideas please?


  1. Is it an incredibly tatty snout?

  2. I'm not sure on that one but it might be a largish micro, something like Donacaula forficella but it is a bit tatty as Mel says :-)

  3. I'm with Alan on this one tho more towards the "something like" - it had clearly travelled a long way whatever it was