Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Powdered Quaker?


As requested Andy here is the pic of what we think is Powdered Quaker, can you confirm please?

8 comments:

Bennyboymothman said...

Hi Nick

That is a Small Quaker

Regards
Ben

Nick Carter said...

Really? Didn't think it looked all that small, what are the diagnostic features?

Nick Carter said...

Cheers Andy, thats the kind of info we need :)

AndyC said...

Nick,Powdered are a lot bigger than small quaker and Small are smaller.on page 318 in Waring the Small q on the left looks quite big,but Powdered are very big when you see one.The kidney mark is half black and on yours they are all black indicating small...

charlie streets said...

Sorry to but in on this post but if anyone needs their moths ID-ing by photos then ALWAYS include date,location and size - particularly the latter.It helps the people who are trying to help you.It doesn't take a minute to measure the forewing length on a potted moth and often saves time in the long run.

Lecture over :-)

Bennyboymothman said...

The look of it screams Small Quaker, I didn't need a size or date or location :) they can be about Common Quaker size

charlie streets said...

I agree Ben, but it should be standard practice for all ID queries.

Also NEVER let a moth go before it's been ID-ed (unless you don't feel it's right to keep them too long).

Winston said...

Charlie, you are right of course. Fell foul of this recently with pug id. Win x