Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Last Night a New Carpet




Hi all, Last night there were 5 species in the Hebden trap. One however was new to me. Is this a Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe ferrugata? It seems right but only has a very slight 'notch' in the inner whitish line as described on UK moths and W & T. (Possible notch circled). Any opinions?




4 comments:

AndyC said...

\Im at work at the moment but it looks good for DBTSC but a tricky group they are.Brian recorded one at Knott wood last week and struggled with id for a while .Nice record and photo.

Winston said...

Thanks Andy. I am also gussing its a male due to the featherd antenae? are these uncommon locally? Wi

AndyC said...

I dont think so but as with most species locally ...just under recorded..

Bennyboymothman said...

Nice!
Yeah looks good for DBTSC, agreed! not a common Moth in these parts, i've only seen it a few times in 3 years.