Another moth

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Another moth

Postby DonMatthews » Sat 23 Sep 2017 11:39

This one has been puzzling me. The closest I seem to be able to get is Blair's Shoulder-knot but that's not a moth I had been expecting in Kincardine. Is it that species?
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Also, is it possible to assign this one to Pine Carpet or Grey Pine Carpet. I can't make my mind up. The indentation in the central cross-band seems to be more acute than obtuse but not as deep as the illustrations of Pine Carpet. I suspect it's marginal and will stay as a ? in my notes, though.
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Re: Another moth

Postby MarkCubitt » Sat 23 Sep 2017 18:04

Hi

Yes, Blair's Shoulder-knot and Pine Carpet. The former have been spreading in over the last 5-10 years.

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Re: Another moth

Postby DonMatthews » Sat 23 Sep 2017 18:37

Thanks, Mark. Another 2 species for my garden list. I might have had the occasional Pine Carpet before, amongst the Grey Pine Carpets, but I was never sure. I almost missed the Blair's Shoulder-knot, on a post near the trap.

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