Monday, 25 May 2015

Mansell Gamage 22nd May 2015

My best trapping here so far, despite temperature dropping to just 2.5C.
24 species including Chocolate Tip, Buff Tip and Puss Moth.

Puss Moth

I have three that I'm not sure about...can anyone help?

The first, is it Red Twin-spot or Dark-barred Twin-spot? (Or neither!)

Then two more I can't identify...

Thanks in advance for any help.


  1. That's a Red Twin-spot Penny, the next looks like a Pale Mottled Willow. Not sure about the Pug, did you keep it? Is it Mansel or Mansell?

    1. Thank you. Looking back at the history of the name I think it should be Mansell, as the road signs/maps have it. But the post office has Mansel, so whatever!

  2. that's probably Grey Pug; long protruding abdomen, obvious central spot, rather vague barring and wings held 'up' slightly from horizontal


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