Saturday, 22 May 2010

Friday's Moths

Three moths two species, another pug to deliberate over and a larger moth that I thought was Straw Underwing, as ever confirmation or correction from the more experienced welcome. As can be seen from the comments I've managed to get 0 from 2 on this one, the only way is up! Thanks to those that have been worshipping the dark side for longer the big moth (noctuid) is Brown Rustic.
Brown Rustic Rusinea ferruginea
Two pugs of the same species to my eye, I thought were Brindled Pug again 'nil points' as this has been confirmed from the Sith Lords as been Common Pug.

Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata vulgata

Three moths, two species

1834 Common Pug 2 - new
2303 Brown Rustic 1 - new


Skev said...

Hi Alan,

Another convert to the dark side?

Your pug is Common Pug, and the noctuid is actually Brown Rustic.


Stewart said...

Alan your Straw Underwing is a Brown Rustic I think. As for the pug it doesnt look like Brindled as it doesnt have the black 'dash' on the forewing? Maybe you should see an expert cos I'm beat!

Bennyboymothman said...

Hi there
Your first Moth is a Brown Rustic, the second is Common Pug

Hope that helps :)