Saturday, 15 May 2021


A very small catch at the museum last night; mainly Green Carpets, but a couple of moths with impressive quiffs, 

a Mullein, which is new to me in the adult form, and this one which I'm not 100% sure about, if someone could confirm or deny?

- eta overhead view

(also NFY were Coxcomb and Pebble Prominents)

Dave Morris, Chalfont St Giles


  1. Hi Dave,
    The second one is a Pinion, and with that crispy black line down the centre of its back I'd say it looks good for Tawny, but do you have any other views of it?

  2. I'm afraid the additional images are less sharp (phone shots?). It might still be Tawny but I'm less sure now than I was before! See what others think.

  3. Cheers Dave. Added a slightly better overhead. Can't seem to manage to remove the phone pics though.

  4. That's a much better shot! I'd be happy with that as Tawny Pinion although it is at the 'lighter' end of the scale (getting a bit long in the tooth now too). The darker shoulders are clear, as is the central blackish line from quiff to midway down each dorsum. Nice catch, it seems to be far less common these days than Pale Pinion. I've managed to remove the two phone pics for you.


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