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Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Thursday 27th August 2020, 16:22
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Posted By Overread
Thanks both! Farnboro John I am in Suffolk so a...

Thanks both! Farnboro John I am in Suffolk so a Langmaid is "potentially" possible. However it seems that only examination of the genitalia is the way to tell the two apart. As I don't retain the...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Wednesday 26th August 2020, 20:20
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Overread
A Trio of confusing moths for ID

Got a trio of moths confusing me here. All taken on the same night - 18 July:

1-2 - A wainscot of some type, I'm thinking common but I'm not sure.

3-4 - Its another of the Mythimna, but not sure -...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Friday 21st August 2020, 08:11
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By Overread
Thanks all! Britseye - I think everyone is out...

Thanks all!

Britseye - I think everyone is out hunting and playing with moths and moth traps ;)
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 1st August 2020, 20:20
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By Overread
Which photo do you mean - if you meant the second...

Which photo do you mean - if you meant the second one that I linked too then it surprises me more because that one does align closer to the drawn example in the Waring and Townsend ID book.

The...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 1st August 2020, 20:05
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By Overread
Why do you like lepidoptera?

So I've noticed that there's loads of talk about "what species is this" and "this is what species I've seen", but we've spoken less of what motivates us to even ask those questions in the first...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 1st August 2020, 19:50
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By Overread
Hmm was just digging through my photos and found...

Hmm was just digging through my photos and found another mother of pearl that I saw a long while ago

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/36028264603/in/dateposted-public/

I'm now confused...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 1st August 2020, 16:35
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By Overread
Thanks Aeshna - I always forget about the Mother...

Thanks Aeshna - I always forget about the Mother of Pearl hiding at the start of the Waring and Townsend book. Whilst the Spectacle isn't one I'd have guessed at since in the book its colours are...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 1st August 2020, 16:06
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By Overread
A few confusing moths

A pair of moths here that I can't quite work out, I think because they are a slight bit different to the drawn versions I'm looking at. The first has a few potentials, but I think the more wavy lines...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Friday 31st July 2020, 11:08
Replies: 12
Views: 1,587
Posted By Overread
I'm annoyed that they are all chasing mirrorless...

I'm annoyed that they are all chasing mirrorless when in reality it doesn't really save you all that much camera body space and weight. Especially once you're dealing with the upper end of the...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 29th May 2020, 17:22
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By Overread
Some trap moth ID help

Got some moths from the trap that I'd like some confirmation on the ID of. I'm pretty sure about the swallow prominent, the others less sure as there might be others I've mistaken them for.


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Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 27th May 2020, 09:35
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By Overread
Any Moth handling advice/tips

So the title mostly sums it up, has anyone got any general tips or tricks or things you've found that help when handling moths to aid moving them around whilst minimising the chances of harming them....
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 18th May 2020, 23:45
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By Overread
Ahh your right! I've not seen an Angel Shades...

Ahh your right!
I've not seen an Angel Shades before, but I have seen limes before. The balder part on the back should have given me a hint that it was old and not younger (I'd thought it was a lime...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 18th May 2020, 21:18
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By Overread
A couple of Moths for ID.

Got a pair from my last trapping in early May. I'm fairly sure on the Lime Hawkmoth, though I don't know if its possible to tell more from it from the photos shown other than its species. A bit...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 18th April 2020, 12:58
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Overread
Thanks Aeshna! Who knows perhaps I'll get some...

Thanks Aeshna! Who knows perhaps I'll get some nice pugs in my trap sometime to add to the pug confusion ;)
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Friday 17th April 2020, 23:16
Replies: 119
Views: 5,490
Posted By Overread
Ran my trap last night for the first time in a...

Ran my trap last night for the first time in a while, though as I lay there in bed I saw the wind moving the trees and figured my findings in the morning might not be what I'd hoped - turned out I...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 17th April 2020, 23:00
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Overread
Moth Id confirmation - Muslin Moth

Just wondering if I can get a confirmation if this is a Muslin Moth (Diaphora mendica)

Didn't get much in the trap last night, cloud was good but I think the wind was just the wrong side of strong...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 6th September 2019, 21:11
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Overread
These days I find that the internet is so chock...

These days I find that the internet is so chock full of casual level information that sometimes the higher level stuff can be darn hard to find if its there. You generally have to know where or how...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 6th September 2019, 18:47
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Overread
Thanks both - I'm liking the Sharp-Angled...

Thanks both - I'm liking the Sharp-Angled Peakcock better, mostly because I wasn't happy with the wing shape in comparison to the Early Thorn. The Sharp-Angled looks a lot better for the lower wing...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Wednesday 4th September 2019, 20:22
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Overread
Moth Id help requested - UK south

So I fired up the trap and whilst I've got more to work through these two were confusing me for a while!

1 Possibly an Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria).
Whilst it doesn't look identical to the...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 4th September 2019, 20:10
Replies: 12
Views: 1,587
Posted By Overread
Even if the market is contracting there is still...

Even if the market is contracting there is still a big market there to be had, just not "as big" as it once was. Sony might also be considering that whilst the boom has bust for a while it might well...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 3rd February 2019, 15:56
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By Overread
Thanks Steve- it can be tricky to know sometimes...

Thanks Steve- it can be tricky to know sometimes with regard to some older reference which are still valid/current which are a bit too historical for the facts to be worth investing in.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 3rd February 2019, 10:14
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By Overread
Question regarding Bannerman's British Birds

General question here regarding The Birds of the British Isles by Bannerman and Lodge as I'm wondering if the books are worth seeking out and collecting or if they are a bit dated by modern...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 25th June 2018, 20:18
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Overread
Thanks Aeshna and Andy! I'll try to keep those...

Thanks Aeshna and Andy! I'll try to keep those two spots in mind with regard to Knotgrass in the future. Interestingly I found the poplar to be a lot easier to see the patterns on its body when...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 25th June 2018, 15:38
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Overread
Moths from the trap

A handful of moths from the moth trap, a few ID I'm pretty certain on, others I'm unsure and some I can't work out.

Any advice or tips would be of great help.

1) Lime Hawkmoth (Mimas tiliae)

2)...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 23rd June 2018, 22:00
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By Overread
andyadcock out of interest what is the tell-tale...

andyadcock out of interest what is the tell-tale sign that is telling you that its this moth? I ask because whilst, now I google it, I can see multiple examples of this look, its very different to...
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