Sunday, 4 April 2010

Mottled Grey?


The top photo is what we identified as a Mottled Grey a couple of days ago and the bottom is what we identified as a Mottled Grey from March of 2009, any comments? (click on photo for a larger image)

4 comments:

charlie streets said...

I would say both Mottled Grey.They have stright leading edges to the forewing with a pronounced curve near the wing tip. Early-toothe Striped has a more gently curving leading edge. Also the chequered veins are a good clue.

If you want to get your hands dirty, have a look at the hindwing. Early-toothe Striped has an alula or flap near the base of the wing not present in MGs.

Nick Carter said...

Thanks Charlie!

AndyC said...

Flight time is also an indication and it is rare to get ETS in March,if you use all these bits of info you should crack it.(both MG for me)

Winston said...

yes. straight leading edge (or even a slightly concave line to it) is a diagnostic feature. Win