Wednesday, 26 February 2014

ID plea

Can a kindly expert help me to identify this battered moth with rather raked wings which was in my Robinson trap at Thrupp, Oxon, this morning, along with a Dotted Border and a Clouded Drab? The last, shown below, is a first for my list this year.

I feel obliged to have a go at the unknown moth's ID and my best guess is a Lead-coloured Drab which has had a hard time in its short life so far. I've got some other pics if helpful.  Martin Wainwright


  1. I think it will be a Common Quaker Martin. Look at the Straphanger image just below and note the wing marking at the termen area.

  2. How interesting! Talk about the evidence being in front of my nose. Thanks so much Peter


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