Monday, 30 June 2014

Once more unto the breach...

Nearly there for June now, but I'd be very grateful for marks on my estimation that the above is a Smoky Wainscot and the below a somewhat pallid Bee moth, Aphomia sociella. Very many thanks for aye or nay.  Martin Wainwright, Thrupp, Oxon


  1. Some of the late summer (2nd gen) Common Wainscot can look a lot like Smoky Wainscot if just the upper side of the forewing is observed. If in doubt look at the upperside of the hindwing and underside of the forewing to make a reliable identification (consult the books for what to look for). If at any time there is any doubt from using the forewing use the above method.

  2. Very much obliged to both and thanks for that very handy additional info, Martin. I think I'll have one more query-post before night comes. All best and thanks, M


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