Id of UK moth

Neil Jones neil at
Sat Jul 12 18:36:16 EDT 2003

"Graeme" <graeme at> wrote in message news:<3f1015fd$0$45182$65c69314 at>...
> Hi Guys
> A couple of questions for you ecperienced lepidopterists. Can you ID this
> one, spotted in the UK?
> (The flash fired with this one. It
> really looked much blacker than this)
> Also looking for a good book which will help in this identification. Is this
> one the best?
> Thanks.

It looks to me as if you have a specimen of the Dot Moth Melanchra
It flies at this time of the year and I have frequently trapped it

As for the book as of his moment it is the best but this one is due
out next month and is likely to be better.

Neil Jones- Neil at
"At some point I had to stand up and be counted. Who speaks for the
butterflies?" Andrew Lees - The quotation on his memorial at Crymlyn
Bog National Nature Reserve


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