Aug 13

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Re: Aug 13

Postby ron » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:32 pm

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Re: Aug 13

Postby ron » Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:48 pm

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Re: Aug 13

Postby IainH » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:23 pm

Hi Ron,

Wow, that's great that you've gone mobile! It's certainly the best way to see unusual moths. There's so little data on what's out and about in the Ayrshire countryside that every mobile trapping session is useful. Could you possibly post a larger image of your micro beach2.jpg - i.e. the colourful, well-patterned micro. I don't have my micro book down here, but I know what family/group it belongs to (I had a similar one a few weeks ago) and it's so distinctive I should be able to make a guess based on the web.

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Re: Aug 13

Postby AlistairMurdoch » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:28 pm

Hi Ron,

your Minor sized moth could be Marbled or Tawny Marbled Minor. Some variations are really dark. I just regard all these as Minor Sp. except maybe Middle Barred if there is a very well demarcated central bar.

The beauties I haven't had enough experience of, and find them difficult never having had any really fresh examples.

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Re: Aug 13

Postby ron » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:00 am

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Re: Aug 13

Postby IainH » Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:11 pm

Hi Ron,

Thanks for the further photos. I agree with you on The Crescent. Did you catch that one at the Beach? I think the suspected Suspected might be a Lesser/Common Rustic. For me, the kidney makes me think Lesser/Common Rustic. Suspected has a ‘fatter’ kidney than the moth in your photo. Also, Common Rustics often have a curved, horizontal pale line in each kidney; I don’t think Suspected ever has. Your moth has this line in its kidneys. As ever, just my opinion/perception!

If I had to guess, I’d say that your micro is Cochylimorpha straminea:
http://www.hantsmoths.org.uk/images/Coc ... 9-8-06.jpg

I hope you get the chance to get out and about with your trap again soon!

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Re: Aug 13

Postby AlistairMurdoch » Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:22 pm

Hi Ron,

something weird happened there. I posted my decisions on your last three pictures at the same time as Iain and my posting disappeared! Anyhow, I agree with Crescent for the first picture, the second I am not sure. The third I agree with Iain Cochylimorpha straminea. Described as "Local and mostly coastal in Scotland"

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