Tuesday, 28 March 2017


Hello again. May I just check on the ID of the slightly battered moth above; and whether the one below is Diurnea fagella?  Many thanks in anticipation.  Martin Wainwright, Thrupp, Oxon

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  1. Hi Martin, the top one is a fairly standard-looking Red Chestnut. They can often be quite plain-looking like this but the markings along the leading edge of each wing are usually clear, as they are here. The micro is indeed that auto-correct nightmare Diurnea fagella.

  2. Perfect - many thanks as ever Dave M


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