Sunday, 11 June 2017
A few queries from Longwick
A not dissimilar set of new moths here in Longwick ( but nowhere near the volume / quality!). Barred Yellow and Barred Straw were new for the year as were Ash Bud Moth and 2 Small Elephant Hawks. the latter seem to arrive as soon as my honeysuckle flowers. Three Burnished Brass included two "fused" and one not. A few queries below. Is the first a worn Udea Lutealis (around 10-12 mm wing length)? The second is perhaps Gypsonoma Oppresana and the third is a Wainscot which has seen better days but didnt look right for Common or Smoky? Ideas appreciated!