Monday, 19 June 2017

Confusing Noctuid - Longwick

The shape of this moth struck me as interesting when perusing the egg boxes this morning. Having a broken wing tip gives it a slight strangeness as does an overall dark wash which is hiding a number of cross lines. The closest I can get to it is some photographs of dark Mottled Willow on the internet. Its wing length is 15mm which also fitted ( at least on one side!). I'm sure I am probably wrong and it is something common but battered!


  1. It is battered. What about a Brown Rustic?

  2. the shape would suggest the Brown Rustic to me.

  3. Thank you - I can see it now! Much appreciated.


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