Moth highlights recently at IGC.

Yellow horned

Yellow horned

1st Pale pinion

1st Pale pinion

2nd Pale pinion - darker specimen

2nd Pale pinion – darker specimen

Caloptilia falconipennella

Caloptilia falconipennella

Lead-coloured drab female

Lead-coloured drab female

Small brindled beauty

Small brindled beauty

Shoulder stripe

Shoulder stripe

Twin-spotted quaker brown spotted form

Twin-spotted quaker brown spotted form

Here is a selection of some of the nice moths seen here at IGC recently, only just got round to getting photos of all the moths and having time to upload them.

Neil

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4 Responses to Moth highlights recently at IGC.

  1. Raymond Watson says:

    Pale Pinion that are dark seem to be females. When I get a dark one I often wonder ‘is it a Tawny Pinion?’. I look at the picture in Skinner (RIP) and still wonder. Supposedly about just how dark. Is that the only dividing line. Any guidance Neil?

  2. Paul Kitchener says:

    Very nice photos Neil. Do you ever post on Facebook where more people would appreciate them?
    Paul

  3. Neil says:

    Paul – I tend to post a few on twitter as I find that easier to use. You only have a limited number of characters to use in the message which suits me better as I have limited time. Am on Facebook but don’t really do much on there and don’t check it regularly.

    Raymond – I think that Tawny pinion looks a much slimmer moth on first impression. It is overall darker too, i.e the pale areas are a darker shade too unlike Pale pinion which also looks a more robust moth to me (broader wings). There are darker marks on the ‘crests’ on the thorax on Tawny too. Tawny certainly in my experience is the scarcer species, only ever had it once at IGC and only seen it a small number of other times whereas Pale is regular now after colonizing Suffolk in the mid 2000′s.

  4. Raymond Watson says:

    I suspect I have found the Tawny at Tangham. I will need to retain the extra dark ones I think to give them a closer look.

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