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gertrude

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Moth
« on: November 17, 2018, 10:43:59 PM »
Any moth experts out there? Searched our books and am unable to ID this one.
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Umbrian

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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2018, 07:45:56 AM »
No expert Jan but it would seem like a Carpet Moth to me - they can be extremely variable according to my reference book. Despite name found in woods and hedgerows.......
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gertrude

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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2018, 02:23:41 PM »
Definately not a carpet moth.  Its a real beauty, nothing like the ugly carpet moths.. 
Pete and Jan. Retired 15 years ago and moved to Le Marche, Italy for the peace and quiet of the countryside and more sunshine, where gardening became a challenge.  We now have a lovely garden with an eclectic selection of plants including many wild flowers of which we are found of..

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John J

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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2018, 04:23:29 PM »
I am not a moth expert either and this is a complete shot in the dark but have a look at the November Moth Epirrita dilutata and see what you think.
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gertrude

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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2018, 06:10:25 PM »
No John - only thing the same is the shape, colouring completely different.
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2018, 07:51:25 AM »
How big is it? The ' photo seems rather enlarged regarding the background.....
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gertrude

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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2018, 06:34:27 PM »
It is indeed enlarged,  moth is 2.5cms,  well spotted.

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Pete and Jan. Retired 15 years ago and moved to Le Marche, Italy for the peace and quiet of the countryside and more sunshine, where gardening became a challenge.  We now have a lovely garden with an eclectic selection of plants including many wild flowers of which we are found of..