Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Is this an Early Moth?

I had a single moth on the outside of my trap this morning. It is rather faded, but based on size and shape I think it is an Early Moth. The forewing was 16mm. I would be grateful for a second opinion.
Steve Trigg, Cookham.


  1. Hi Steve, it is indeed rather faded but that's a March Moth.

  2. Hi Dave, thank you for putting me straight. Now that I have looked it up, I can see straight away that it is a March Moth. I think I missed it because no one else had reported seeing a March Moth.
    From now on, I will pay more attention to the excellent file "common moths through the year" compiled by Martin Harvey, which tells you which moths to expect each month.


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