Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Last night

Riband Wave top and Plain wave below  shows  lack of a kink in the outer line,and  has dashes along the wing edge rather than the dots and dashes of Riband Wave


                                        Small yellow wave new for the garden
A cracking night at long last at Northowram , any one like to guess at this lot above...

Carpet - it's a Large Twin-spot. The bulge on the outer edge of the dark fascia

is diagnostic. I find supplementary plate A in the new edition of Skinner to be
really useful here.Thanks Charlie F
 This is the first time this species has been recorded in Calderdale and as soon as I saw it on the Garage window , I had an idea what it was good to get confirmation.



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6 comments:

Maria said...

I like the first image very much. Your blog is very educational.

Nick Carter said...

In the interest of hopefully learning by my mistakes i will have a stab, as follows

Top Riband Wave and Plain Wave?

Middle Small Yellow Wave?

And bottom, the only one I can make fit is Large Twin Spot Carpet but as I can't find this listed on the Calderdale Moths list then assume I am wrong.

brian leecy said...

Agree with Nicks comments ,3rd ones more tricky seems to show traits of both Dark barred and Large Twin spot carpets ie notches in lower and upper side of central bar like dk barred but a large discal spot of Large Twin spot,and 15mm for forewing points to Large Twin spot ?il plumb for Dk Barred Twin spot Carpet,hope im wrong. PS Plain Waves always a good record

AndyC said...

Well done Nick all correct

brian leecy said...

Cracking record,just shows you never know what can turn up,Brill.

brian leecy said...

Cracking record,just shows you never know what can turn up,Brill.