Saturday, 27 September 2014

Dark and brown - or black?

I'm very grateful for the confirmation of Mick Jones' heavily-marked Lunar Underwings as I was about to post pictures of two almost identical examples with the same query as his. So now I'm just down to asking if the moth above is a Deep Brown Dart - my guess - and to ask for an ID of the little pale brown one below which was fluttering about in the churchyard of St Leonard's, Eynsham, two days ago.  Maybe a worn Treble Bar or Lesser Treble Bar like Steve's a few posts back? Many thanks for any help.  Martin Wainwright, Thrupp, Oxon


  1. Hello Martin, Deep-brown Dart is correct for the first one. The second one you must have seen hundreds of times (perhaps in rather better condition!), but the palps and pointy wing-tips are there to give you a clue ... it is a Snout, which is back flying again at the moment.

  2. Thanks very much as always, Dave. I should indeed have recognised that! A lot of Snouts are coming to the trap at the moment but, as you suggest, most are in a much better state. All best M


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