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blackcountry mon

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Can anyone please confirm or I/D thse three moths from last night. Any help will be appreciated. 1 Copper Underwing 2. Trachycera advenella 3. A well marked Common Rustic.
 

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It could of course be a Svensson's Copper Underwing. I'm not sure if I'm looking at the right bits but it does look to have dark palps with small white tips.

Steve
 
1. is Amphipyra pyramidea. It is not very reliable to ID those from the palps only, there are more and better differences in the wing markings.
 
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1. is Amphipyra pyramidea. It is not very reliable to ID those from the palps only, there are more and better differences in the wing markings.

If you could explain the differences it would be very useful. As a relative novice I go by the combination of underside of the hindwing and the palps, so anything about the upperwing would be very useful.

Steve
 
I was under the impression that the colour of the palps is not reliable, nor are some of the upperwing features. I only ever identify the two to species by the underwing pattern.
 
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