Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Is this a Common Quaker?

Last night's garden trap here in Cookham had the moth pictured below, which I think is just one of the variable forms of Common Quaker, but I would like a second opinion as the dark dashes left me unsure.

Other moths in the trap were Hebrew Character (2), Clouded Drab (2), Epiphyas postvittana (1) and my first Brindled Beauty of the year.

Steve Trigg, Cookham


  1. Hello Steve, the black dashes that you mention coupled with the size, feathered antennae and slightly different wing-shape to Clouded Drab mean that the top image is of a fairly typical Lead-coloured Drab. Nice catch!

    1. Many thanks Dave. Lead-coloured Drab is a new moth for my garden list.


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