Moths from a Bedfordshire town garden
I would sayA. Satyr PugB. Currant PugC. Oak-tree PugD. not sure but could be Brindled PugE. Satyr Pug againF. Brindled Pug
Hi Trent,I like a challenge so I'll put my neck on the block for everyone to chop my id to bits...Pug A - Common Pug B - Wormwood/CurrantPug C - almost certainly Oak-tree, cos of the pale patch beyond the black wing markPug D - the black dashes radiating from the black forewing mark make this a MottledPug E - could be Common again or one of the more difficult (Yarrow? Plain?)Pug F - another Wormwood/CurrantAnyone else got any offers?Steve T
Yes looking again, agree F Wormwood with narrower wings B is most certainly Currant.D yep how did I not get that! MottledStill think A could be Satyr as Common does not have the chequered veins, although this would depnd on what habitat you found this one. Satyr is extremely local in boggy areas.
Had a quick squint, I reckon:A=Common, B=Currant, C=Grey, D=Mottled, E=Common, F=CommonDisclaimer - naming pugs from photos with no indications of size, date, habitat, and viewed at an odd angle is fraught with identification hazards!
Thanks Guys ! There is no full answer to the quiz I'm afraid. B is definitely Wormwood Pug, they are quite common in my garden, C is Oak-tree Pug and D has been ID'd as Mottled.Of the rest, ( some were sent to our macro recorder ) No definite ID received but A,E,& F were probably Common Pug.Thank you for your participation, all disclaimers accepted, and considering the lack of info, a damn good effort.I thought it might "tune " you in to the forthcoming onrush that is the pug minefield, where we squint at every angle and stare at PC screen photos until our eyes blur ! (:0)) Good luck this year