Dark Chestnut

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Dark Chestnut

Postby MarkRafferty » Wed 23 May 2018 14:59

Hi anyone help with this.I am thinking Dark Chestnut
Caught Carstairs on MV yesterday

Apologies for the poor photo

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Re: Dark Chestnut

Postby MarkCubitt » Wed 23 May 2018 19:21

Hi Mark

It looks like an Orthosia rather than a Chestnut which have a 'squarer' outer edge of the forewing. I think that it must be a Clouded Drab, but it is quite worn.

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Re: Dark Chestnut

Postby DonMatthews » Thu 24 May 2018 07:55

I found myself wondering about the possibility of a very worn Red Chestnut. There are some pretty featureless images of this species on the internet but I can't convince myself.

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Re: Dark Chestnut

Postby MarkCubitt » Thu 24 May 2018 18:52

Hi Don
Yes, the colour of the moth made me consider it too. However, Red Chestnut wingshape is quite distinct and looks unlike this moth?
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