Friday, 5 May 2017

Clouded Brindle

Can someone confirm?

First hawkmoth here yesterday, a Poplar. I'm still hoping for Lime which I think should be here - we have plenty of Limes in the village and the neighbour has one.

Mark Griffiths, Garsington, Oxford


  1. This is one you'll need to get used to quickly, Mark - Rustic Shoulder-knot. Look for the black "shoulder-knot" and the dark area on the inside of the kidney mark. Along with Large Nutmeg it is the first of the Apamea species to put in an appearance locally. The others will follow soon enough!

  2. thanks Dave, I did consider that but couldn't see the black marks - I think you can just see them in the pictures - I just needed to look at the live moth more carefully in future.


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