Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Fan -foot or Pyralid

Is this a male fan-foot,,  or a Pyralid.??

4 comments:

charlie streets said...

Those backward facing palps and outward(ish) facing antennae certainly suggest Fan-foot.

Why would it be a male?

charlie streets said...

Ahh, just read about the antennal bulge of the male.I'll post a pic of one I caught last year for comparison - not sure what sex it was - looks like a male.

AndyC said...

Its those funny yellow 'fans 'protuding from the head ,that I have never seen before.??

charlie streets said...

They look like the tibia with the feet either missing or bent underneath.Have a look under the microscope.