Sunday, 1 August 2021

A few more questions

 Is this a rather worn White-spotted Pug? Wing span 22mm.

Secondly following recent posts I wondered if these could be Yponomeuta rorella. They did seem to have white along the costa but I am far from sure.

Finally could this be a slightly worn Acrobasis repandana? Length 13mm.

Andy Newbold, Sibford Ferris, Oxon.


  1. Hello Andy,
    Yes to White-spotted Pug. When I lightened it in Photoshop the first of your Yponomeuta images looks good for rorrella (note spelling) but I can't be obsolutely sure of the second because the fringe is missing on the side you've photographed. Still, one's enough for a record! There seem to have been many thousands of them around over the past few weeks so I'd be surprised if anyone who has been trapping locally hasn't had it. Another six turned up here last night. You seem to have omitted the Acrobasis picture but if you like you can go back and add it by clicking on the yellow pencil symbol at the bottom of your post.

  2. ...and now that the Acrobasis picture has arrived, yes that is a rather worn repandana.

    1. Thanks. I realised that even you would not be able to identify a moth without a photo!


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