Saturday 16 July 2016

Satin Beauty

I had to seek a second opinion on this one and it seems to be a first for Llawrcwrt. There are not many conifers here -  a couple of tall but weedy conifers within 30m of the trap and the last few years Christmas trees in pots nearby. There is a small conifer copse perhaps 250m away. Plenty of Sycamore, Ash and Beech all around. Does this support Waring's report that they use other broad leaved trees? I wonder how far they venture?


  1. I'm not 100% convinced it is a Satin Beauty David. Dark form of an Engrailed?

  2. I really don't know Peter. I had a couple of moths I called Engrailed last year at the beginning of August. They were very pale and had a bit more structure in the intermittent black cross lining. The dark Engrailed pictures I have found on the web seem to have a bit of more sparkle and some muted colour, this moth just looked drab and dirty.
    Anyone else got ideas? - we could vote.

  3. At first I thought this was a Satin beauty, but having taken a lot more time over it I have changed my mind and agree with Peter. Sorry David I was rushing.


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