Sunday, 2 August 2015

Black Arches aberration

I thought this Black Arches aberration was interesting as I don't recall seeing one here before.I don't know if anyone else sees them? Both trapped in the garden at Norchard last night. Also a  Svensson's Copper Underwing was new for the year- if the palps diagnostics are still reliable?
Dark with  pale tips in Svensson's. Mike Southall

1 comment:

  1. I'm not convinced the palps are reliable, but others may think otherwise. I still pick up the moth (head first), invert and pull open the wings to reveal the hindwing gold. Svennson's is usually slightly earlier than pyramidea and I also had my first in the garden last night. I also saw the darker form of Black Arches the other day too.


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