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The Common Marbled Carpet

This week’s moth, the common marbled carpet, Dysstroma truncata is one you’re quite likely to come across if you ever set up a moth trap, but it is something of a tricky customer to identify! It can take on quite a wide range of colours and patterns, as you can see here: https://www.ukmoths.org.uk/species/dysstroma-truncata/adult-5/ The one pictured…

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12th February 2018

Setaceous Hebrew Character – Xestia C-nigrum

This week’s moth is one I’ve come across quite frequently when setting up a moth trap overnight, and is quite an easy one to identify as the Setaceous Hebrew Character, Xestia c-nigrum. It gets it’s somewhat unusual name from the black marking halfway down each wing, which resembles the hebrew character nun, while the epithet setaceous refers…

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2nd February 2018

Green Carpet Moth – Colostygia Pectinataria

This beautiful Green Carpet Moth, Colostygia pectinataria, must have been fairly fresh when I took this photograph, as you can see from the very striking green colouration of the wings. This lovely hue tends to fade quite rapidly to a pale yellowish brown as the moth ages… while this does mean experts can guess at the age…

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2nd February 2018