Thursday, 22 October 2015

Wainscot help please!

I caught these two big Wainscots on consecutive nights in Sonning last weekend and have recorded the one on the left as Bulrush Wainscot, because I could see black dots along the outer forewing margins and the one on the right as Large Wainscot, because it doesn't have those dots and because it is more fawn coloured. However I am far from sure !
Can anyone confirm/correct me based on this photo?


  1. Hello Alastair, to me they both look like Large Wainscot. Do you have any other images?

  2. Many thanks Dave - yes you're right. I've had a look on the UK Moths website (I should have checked there first!) and the marginal dots on the left-hand specimen are not as numerous nor as obvious as they are in Bulrush Wainscot.


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