Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Mottled Rustic

This Uncertain-like moth was caught last night in Aberystwyth (FW 15mm).  However, the oval and kidney marks were noted to be blurred without a crisp lighter edging  and there was a distinct dark outer fore-wing band.  The hind-wing was white.  We believe this to be a Mottled Rustic - a new one for us.

In the same trap was this rather attractive micro Lozotaeniodes formosana.

Carolyn & Evan







4 comments:

  1. It looks the ticket. I get them here also, never in any numbers.

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  2. Only one other record of Lozotaeniodes formosana (formosanus).
    Photo on the Blog 1st July last year, also from Aberystwyth, also accompanied by a Mottled Rustic amongst others.
    Ina

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  3. And another L.formosana on the same wall this year, on 5th July.

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