Can anyone ID this moth pls

Chris Raper cmt.raper at
Fri Aug 11 04:14:50 EDT 2000

On Fri, 11 Aug 2000 07:36:00 +0100, Mark Litjens
<mark_litjens at> wrote:

>Whilst holidaying in France this year (June) we came over this moth in
>our apartment. A photo can be viewed by going to web page below and
>selecting link Moth. Can anyone tell me that it is please.

Nice picture. Looks like an 'Old Lady' moth (Mormo maura (Linnaeus,
1758)). They seem to be attracted to buildings.

The Heath Fritillary is tricky - it could possibly be a False Heath
Frit. but you need to see the underside to be sure. Many people say
they can ID they from the top surface but I know a few people who live
in Europe who will disagree!

Best wishes,
Chris R.

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