Wednesday, 20 July 2016


Quiz question:  just going by the attached photo and with no reference to the hind wing, what species of Footman would you say this was?

I was dusting off some old moth photos and noticed that this was labelled as Scarce, but it does look very like Hoary.  Photo was taken on 31st July 2006 from a catch on the 30th.  I think this would pre date the current first for Bucks, but without the specimen, the photo is the only record.


Adam Bassett
Marlow Bottom

1 comment:

  1. Hello Adam, you could well be correct but I don't think we'll ever really know for sure without the hind-wings having been checked. The moth was known from Berkshire well before it started to appear in Bucks and in Marlow you are very close to Berkshire...!!


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