Thursday, 3 April 2008

Last Nights moths

1 Small Quaker,3 hebrew Character,2 common Quaker,1 brindled pug,2 Clouded Drab and this dactyla sp,which i will have to look up ,as i am off for a couple of days.?


drepana said...

This looks like 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla or 1498 Amblyptilia punctidactyla. The former is more reddish brown the latter greyish brown and more speckled. Your photo looks greyish but not speckled! Perhapse the colours in the photo are not true? Hope this helps. Never had either of these species.

Paul Talbot..aka Moffman said...

Hi Andy
Its early but I think its Platyptilia gonodactyla. Feeds in Coltsfoot as a larvea which are around now. If you send me a copy of the photo I wull email it to Colin Hart to confirm which species it is.

drepana said...

Paul, I had dismissed Platyptilia gonodactyla as it flies later normally. The body of the two species I sugggested also seems more slender than that of your suggestion which broadens and you can see this in the photo. I have never had any moths from this family (not even Emmelina monodactyla) but I have learn't more by looking at them this morning, thankyou. P.S. can you have a look at my latest micro post.