"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."

From "Auguries of Innocence"

by William Blake

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Mystery Moth

With a minimum temperature of 2.7 degrees centigrade on Friday night, I wasn't expecting to find many moths in the moth trap yesterday morning. For a while I thought I had failed to catch any but eventually found a worn noctuid hiding under one of the egg boxes. Have checked the moth "bible" and various websites but I am really struggling on this one.

Edit - Many thanks to Stewart and Bennyboymothman for identifying this particular moth as a Green Brindled Crescent - really chuffed as its a new species for the garden.

Here's a couple of photos - hind wing is pale grey and wingspan is just over 15mm.
Legs appear slightly stripey.

Any help with id would, as always be greatly appreciated.


Stewart said...

Hi the white mark is the giveaway...it is a Green Brindled Crescent of the form 'capucina'. Never seen one of those...

Bennyboymothman said...

Hi there
This is a Green-brindled Crescent ab.capuccino.

Ragged Robin said...

Hi Stewart and Bennyboymothman

Many thanks to both of you for identifying my moth - your help is really appreciated.

Especially pleased as its a new species for the garden!!

All the best