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Lead Belle? (1 Viewer)

blackcountry mon

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Can anyone please confirm (or correctly identify) that these moths are Lead Belles? They were photographed yesterday on heath land in Worcestershire.
In addition is the pronunciation of the name Leed or Led?
Any help will be appreciated


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They seem to lack the dark oblique line from the apex. How about Brown Silver-line? Not that I've seen either, so hope others can confirm.


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Brown Silver-line.
The pronunciation would be led, not leed, and it's an interesting case where the vernacular, name Lead Belle is applied to S. mucronata but the scientific name plumbaria (from plumbus, lead), is applied to a subspecies of luridata - the July Belle.

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