Friday, 19 July 2013

Help with ID please

I had a good catch in my garden trap in Llechryd on Wednesday night. 50 + species identified but this one is puzzling me.
The closest I can find is Webb's Wainscot but that seems a bit unlikely for here although the trap is near wetland with Yellow Iris which it needs. Underneath it has a broad black bar across its abdomen and the hindwing is greyish.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks  Wendy


  1. Clay? They have black band on tum as does white point. Wings look a bit short for Clay and the description for Webb's certainly fits. Hindwing on clay is darkish. I don't know if any wainscots have black bands. Webb's is found in Pembs acc to Skinner. Hmm...time to hear from an expert!

  2. It looks like a Clay to my eyes.

  3. Having looked at pictures of Clay I agree.
    There is a picture on UK moths showing the black band on the underside.
    Thanks for the help.