Monday, April 22, 2013

A new moth...


Above Top - Early Tooth Striped
Above bottom - Mottled Grey

I find these two quite tricky to tell apart. Easy when photos are side by side like this, but one, in the trap is a different proposition. I have had a good few Mottled Greys in the garden but until last night the only Early Tooth Striped I have seen were on Speyside last year. The easy way to tell them apart I think is the wing point shape. The ETS is much more rounded than the MG. Also the pairs of stripes either side of the body on ETS are quite obvious on this one...

1 comment:

Matt said...

Nice one Stewart, I've never seen either of these...........