Thursday, 15 November 2012


Here's a couple of pics of Mottled Umber moths recently caught in the garden. Both specimens are males, females are flightless, but with very different markings. Nothing unusual about this, but it adds to the headache fun in identifying them correctly.


  1. Identifying - Fun !!!!!

    Dont tell my mate at Big Waters that, its a deadly serious business you know.

    Seen anything John?
    Yep, a young Whooper
    Not a Bewick?
    Welllllllllll No hmmmm, I think a Whooper (desperately trying to remember the differences in the Cygnet Beak)
    So if you cant count it out then I cant count it in