Tuesday, 14 July 2015


Scarce Footman?

Pyrausta  ???
Thorn maybe?
Please could you help me with the above?. I'm sure I'm missing something obvious on the third  one.


Steve Lockey (Garsington)


  1. Hello Steve, correct with Scarce Footman but the other two are pyralid micro-moths. The first is Hypsopygia costalis and the second is Endotricha flammealis. Both of these species have two different resting positions (as does the related Orthopygia glaucinalis) which can sometimes cause a bit of confusion to the uninitiated. They are quite common so worth getting used to!

  2. Thankyou, resting positions are different again from some of the illustrations and it seems need to be looked at very carefully, You're dead right about causing confusion!.


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