Tuesday, 8 December 2015

A couple more queries

I put the trap out for the second night running and initially thought I'd attracted only this battered chap. My best guess is a Pale Brindled Beauty because of Dave's post, the resting position and body colour, but I'd much appreciate more expert guidance.  I've got some more pics. While photographing it, I noticed the Plume below. I'm sorry the photograph isn't better but it was a pinky brown colour. It's still snoozing, so I could have another photographic try. But if it is recognisable from this pic, I'd be most grateful for advice.  Martin Wainwright, Thrupp, Oxon


  1. Hi Martin, yes to Pale Brindled Beauty (rather battered so early in its adult life!), while the plume is the ubiquitous Emmelina monodactyla which can be found in any month of the year.

  2. Many thanks Dave - yes, he must have been having a very busy time. I'm afraid I've just posted yet another query. All v best and thanks as ever for all the generous help, M


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