Thursday, 20 July 2017

Various macros

Last night's catch has resulted in quite a few questions. If I could start with the macros.
1. Small Rufous I think? Not a species I have had before.
2. A small shiny grey pug. Wingspan only about 12mm.
3. A larger pug. Wingspan about 18mm.
4. A rather worn carpet.
5. Wingspan 22mm.

Still a lot of work to do on the micros but my eyes need a rest from moths!
Andy Newbold, Sibford Ferris, Oxon.


  1. Hi Andy, I think you're probably correct with Small Rufous although it's a species I've never seen. Number 2 could be a worn Haworth's Pug given the size and reddish band at the base of the abdomen. 5 is a Red Twin-spot Carpet.

  2. 4 is a Large Twin-spot Carpet

  3. Yes to Small Rufous and Haworth's Pug for the first two, both of which are nice to get in the garden. I'll avoid committing myself to an ID for your other pug even though it is quite nicely marked!

  4. Excellent thank you. I wondered if the larger pug could be a Tawny Speckled Pug? Any further comments welcome.


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