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

3 comments:

  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!

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  2. It looks like a Clay to my eyes.

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  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.

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