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Moth ID

Posted: 17 Jul 2020, 8:14pm
by reohn2
Can anyone identify this moth?
I looked through my two moth books and can't find a match.
The timber on is 150mm (top to bottom in the photo)which is a gauge to it's size:-

Re: Moth ID

Posted: 17 Jul 2020, 9:42pm
by rjb
Its the open wallet moth, sorry couldn't resist. :lol:

However it looks similar to an Old Lady Moth


Old Lady Moth (Mormo maura)
The Old Lady Moth is a large heavily built moth with a wing-span of 55-65mm, sometimes larger. Widespread across the UK and seen flying in July and August. Caterpillars overwinter and emerge in spring to feed on Blackthorn and other shrubs.

Re: Moth ID

Posted: 17 Jul 2020, 10:31pm
by reohn2
Thanks for that :)
In my books it looks similar but a much lighter colour.