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Old Thursday 19th July 2007, 19:15   #1
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ID help please

Is this a poorly marked Buttoned Snout?
Thanks for your help and time.
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Old Thursday 19th July 2007, 19:26   #2
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This is actually a member of the pyralid family. Looks like a poorly marked Donacaula forficella

http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?bf=1329
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Old Thursday 19th July 2007, 19:40   #3
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Thanks Paul
It's a good job I get things confirmed that are not obvious :)
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Old Thursday 19th July 2007, 20:05   #4
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the antennae are the clue - typical of a Pyralid
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Old Thursday 19th July 2007, 21:23   #5
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Can someone tell me what those extensions are for at the front of the head? This does look similar to Snout in that respect.
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Old Thursday 19th July 2007, 22:13   #6
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They're called the labial palps - "elongated sensory organs"
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