Got my first Buff Arches though. And another Muslin Footman.
Pictures here from both nights - trying to sort out Uncertains / Rustics and Wainscots.
I think the first may be a Rustic due to the lack of a clear central dark band.
The second pic I think it's an Uncertain on the right with a clear central band - the one on the left could be either.
The next one again could be either.
The next one on the basis of the grey colour is a Rustic.
The final one might be a Mottled Rustic?
|Uncertain right - could be either left|
|could be either|
Now onto the Wainscots. A couple turned up yesterday I though looked different. I hadn't checked the field guide re Smoky Wainscots but I did try and get a view of the hind wing of both.
One I thought showed a grey hindwing - I managed a pic but it had almost closed it's wings but I think you can see a sliver of grey.
The second one I thought looked darker on the upperside but I got the impression the hindwing was light when it showed it's displeasure at being prodded by flying off.
The final two are from this morning and I think are Common Wainsots.
So I'm not sure. They may all be Common Wainscots and as I've yet to see a Smoky Wainscot I've not got my eye in yet.Doesn't help that for some reason most pics came out blue yesterday!
|Proper coloured top view|
|Blue cast - this one I thought looked grey underwing - can see perhaps a sliver of grey?|
|The one with the grey hindwing is the bottom one . The darker top one seemed to have light underwings|
|Probably a Common Wainscot?|
|Underside view of proceeding moth.|
Mark Griffiths, Garsington, Oxford.