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Hi Pete, what's the wingspan?
Hi Peter,Sorry, should have thought. I have updated the post with a picture against a millimeter scale. It was more the size of Ghost moth (which was my initial thought on first sight) than Common Swift which I also had in the trap but were much much smaller.CheersPete
So it's about 38-40mm wingspan. The paler band near the termen leans towards Map-winged but I'm not at all certain. If you are desperate to know and no-one else chips in with more confidence, I can always chop it for you.
I agree, I would want to chop it to be certain.
Thanks Peter and Patrick. It is as I suspected, just a bit too worn! I just wanted to put it out there to get a second opinion.I'll keep my eyes peeled for a better specimen.CheersPete
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