Monday, 10 April 2017


Further to Steve's post below, here is the (female) White-marked which I got two nights ago.  White-marked is usually confused with Red Chestnut and I did attempt to photograph both together although they were a pair of very unhelpful moths!  The markings of both species tend to fade with age but from the one half-decent shot of them both below you can see that the male Red Chestnut has 'shortly bipectinate' antennae (only a bit of feathering) whereas those of the male White-marked in Steve's image are 'strongly bipectinate' (very noticeably feathered).

Dave Wilton
Westcott, Bucks

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