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Old Thursday 13th May 2010, 21:56   #1
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Moth for ID, London

I just took these photos of a moth on the windowsill outside my house in an urban area about an hour ago. Have attempted to ID it but tbh I have no idea, looks like a shrunken version of lime hawkmoth to me, the closest resemblance I can find in my pocket Waring is Purple-shaded Gem!

I can only apologise for the quality of the photos, taken with a camera with only enough battery to take one photo at a time before dying on me.

Any help much appreciated.
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Thats an Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa

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Thats an Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa

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Thanks very much, I always manage to skip past the relevant pages when looking at moths in my guide! Thanks for the ID.
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