Saturday, 26 March 2016

Brindled Pug?

As anticipated a much better night last night in terms of numbers of moths(30). However, my only new species for the year was this pug. I am not confident with pug identification but based on the UK moths website I have provisionally identified it as a Brindled Pug. I would appreciate confirmation before adding it to my records.

Andy Newbold, Sibford Ferris, Oxon.


  1. It is unlikely to be anything else at this time of year but the diagnostic "brindling" (the small black inward-pointing wedge-shaped stripes in the outer cross band) has been completely washed out in your example, Andy! I'd wait for a better-marked specimen...

  2. Thank you. I realise it was a rather worn individual.


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