Saturday, 29 July 2017

Macro ID?

having a problem placing this one - it looks a bit like a Scarce Bordered Straw but I think that's a bit of a stretch.

Mark Griffiths, Garsington, Oxford


  1. Did it have a broad dark border to the hindwing? It does look like a Scarce Bordered Straw

  2. Adam, yes it did. Big smudgy dark grey/ black border like a yellow underwing (with the yellow replaced with light grey).

  3. Yes, that's Scarce Bordered Straw, a nice find! It is rather more variable than the images in the field guide might suggest, unlike its close relative the Bordered Straw which hardly varies at all.


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