Tuesday, 24 May 2016

This moth just landed on our window pane, it has 20mm wingspan and happily let me measure it. I wonder what species it is; possibly a pug? The sunlight has made the iridescence bluer on one of the wings.

8 comments:

AndyC said...

Philip , yes its deffo a Pug sp...very difficult to tell to species level.

Philip said...

Thanks Andy, lovely moth whatever it is

Colin D said...

Tenuous id It looks like a more worn version of this but as Andy says a Pug is a Pug and they need a lot of attention http://calderdalemoths.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/pug-query.html Golden Rod Pug

richard bartlett said...

It's a Sloe Pug (Pasiphila chloerata)
Richard

AndyC said...

Is there Blackthorn near / in your garden. Sloe Pug would be a first in the area.?

Philip said...

Thanks everyone and for naming it Richard.
Andy; there is a Damson in the garden adjacent (which is a Prunus species) and a lot of blackthorn within 250 mtrs.

AndyC said...

You will have to get brian down..to have a look...

AndyC said...

Hi Phillip , Richard all , very interesting as there were no records in the whole of Yorkshire last year .!! But it looks very good for this species and the Yorkshire recorder is happy with the id. Also it has not been recorded in our area before so well done and many thanks to you both for your time. Andy ... Its fantastic how the WWW helps in so many ways...