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


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

  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.

  3. Many thanks to both of you

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


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