Buff Footman?

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Buff Footman?

Postby sbird » Wed 23 Aug 2017 14:05

Here's a couple of photos of one of this morning's catch; definitely one I've never seen before. Forewing length 16mm. Might be a Buff Footman?
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Re: Buff Footman?

Postby MarkCubitt » Wed 23 Aug 2017 20:43

Yes, Buff Footman. Moved into the Lothians over the last 2-3 years.
There is a record of Common Footman in East Lothian. As well as Common not having a 'yellow' form it also has a pale hind wing, so always worth checking that.

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Re: Buff Footman?

Postby sbird » Fri 25 Aug 2017 18:21

Thank-you Mark. I had a peek at its hind wing before I let it go on Wednesday. Definitely pale.
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