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Moth ID

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Any ideas?


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 ring ouzel 08 Oct 2021
In reply to Bottom Clinger:

Given the abdomen I thought it was a clearwing but buggered if I can get it to species!

Where was it photographed?

In reply to ring ouzel:

In my wife’s school classroom. Warrington way. It’s in semi rural setting. 

 ring ouzel 08 Oct 2021
In reply to Bottom Clinger:

Nope. A good look through my field guides but nothing leaps out at me. Wonder if its a vagrant blown in on the southerlies? Whatever it is, its a fine looking beastie.

In reply to ring ouzel:

You might be right. Ignore that location. It was central London! (Didn’t read who the message was from).

Box Tree Moth (used an app).

Post edited at 15:27
 magma 08 Oct 2021
In reply to Bottom Clinger:

not another UK tree biosecurity failure..

 two_tapirs 08 Oct 2021
In reply to Bottom Clinger:

> Any ideas?

I think that's Marcus.

 Andy Hardy 08 Oct 2021
In reply to two_tapirs:

> I think that's Marcus.

Brother of Spartacus?

 mountainbagger 08 Oct 2021
In reply to Andy Hardy:

> Brother of Spartacus?

And friend of Sextus. Marcus et Sextus sunt amicus.

 Chris Craggs Global Crag Moderator  UKC Supporter 08 Oct 2021
In reply to Bottom Clinger:

Box Tree Moth - I only know because there were (tens of) millions of them in the Ariege a couple of years ago - and none last year, so I looked it up. Invasive species, apparently with weird abseiling caterpillars - saw them too,

Chris

Post edited at 20:08
In reply to mountainbagger:

> And friend of Sextus. Marcus et Sextus sunt amicus.

I didn’t know you spoke Wiganese!  

 Kevster 08 Oct 2021
In reply to Bottom Clinger:

Box tree moth. 

Your box hedges if they don't look burnt already, will be. Very aggressive feeders. Quite a problem caterpillar. 

Pretty little moth tho. 

 Rob 09 Oct 2021
In reply to ring ouzel:

Box Tree moth.


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