Thursday, 6 August 2015

Flounced Rustic

Some moths cause more than their fair share of ID problems and one such beast is Flounced Rustic, of which I've just had my first example for 2015 here at Westcott, Bucks.  It is a very common but quite variable species which I'm sure will visit everyone's trap locally.  So that our less experienced enthusiasts can keep it in mind, I've uploaded a couple of images below of last night's specimen.  The capital 'I' feature in the centre of the wing, which is usually (but not always) present, is the first thing to look for.

Flounced Rustic, Westcott 5th August

Flounced Rustic, Westcott 5th August

Dave Wilton

1 comment:

  1. Looks like autumn's virtually upon us, Dave, as I'm getting my first Square-spot rustics now.


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