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Hi Steve,Looks a bit better than either to me - looks like a Pearly Underwing. Have a look at the second picture on UK Moths. Have you any other photos, from side etc? BW, Marc
Thanks Marc,Being a relative newcomer to this game I tend to go for the most obvious and on looking at various images on-line I think your'e nearer the truth than I am. After the morning look I tend to leave a small gap in the trap so that any who wish to go can-and this one has taken up that option!.
It is a bit the worse for wear but the whitish 'mohican' down the length of the thorax is still visible. Coupled with the wing shape and the (few) markings still visible, I'd be happy with that as Pearly Underwing. A nice migrant to get!
Thanks both, I shall be looking a lot closer at those ' L.Y.Underwings' in future!.
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