Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Are my Corn Flakes safe?

Very many thanks for recent ID help but I am afraid that it has encouraged me to ask for more. I wondered if the above moth might be Pyralis lienigialis (tricky, getting in all those 'i's in lienigialis)? Hence my post title. But I think almost certainly not. Maybe Hypsopygia glaucinalis in a different resting position from that shown on Pg 251 of the Moth Bible (which also shows Pyralis l)? As you can see, I am trying...

I hope I've done better in suggesting that this one, above, is Epiblema foenella? If so, many thanks to Dave Morris for his pic of one on the blog earlier.

Next, is this Mottled Beauty dark enough to be form conversaria (which Peter Hall kindly ID-ed for me when it came a couple of years ago)?

And finally, may I seek guidance on this one which predictably leaves me baffled.  Many thanks in advance and for all the help provided by UTM.  Martin Wainwright, Thrupp, Oxon


  1. The first is indeed Hypsopygia glaucinalis. There's 10 nice adult images on the moth dissection website (mothdissection.co.uk). I agree with foenella. Then you have a Phoenix and finally a Brown Scallop. Is the "tail" sticking up? It should do with this species. Enjoy your cornflakes.

  2. Hi and thanks so much for such speedy help. I amd thrilled to get two micros right (ish) but whoops about the Phoenix. Much appreciated as always, M


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