Id of UK moth

Trevor Boyd boyd at
Thu Jul 17 02:53:43 EDT 2003

The moth in question is a Dot Moth (Melanchra persicariae), widespread as
far north as south Scotland.  Bernard Skinner's book "Moths of the British
Isles" is unquestionably the best identification guide available for Britain
and Ireland.

Trevor Boyd
Butterfly Conservation Northern Ireland

"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.
> really looked much blacker than this)
> Also looking for a good book which will help in this identification. Is
> one the best?
> Thanks.


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