Wednesday, May 8, 2013


..............Probably, though it has been taken away by Andy Banthorpe (recorder, VC30) along with the pug that I strongly believe to be an Oak-tree.

Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
I've caught many red versions, but my interest was aroused when this one turned up. The image is a bit 'flashy' but you can clearly see the the bar is indeed dark!

Oak-tree Pug
........Or so I believe. Andy took this for further analysis too. A bit of an odd pose, having just been refrigerated. But small and compact (wingspan 19mm). Has to be a good candidate, especially as the garden is flanked on two sides by Hawthorn. Confirmed female Oak-tree Pug, gen det. by A. Banthorpe- VC30 Moths


  1. Definitely Oak-tree Pug - a female just dissected. not done the carpet yet but visually it looks a very good candidate

  2. Looks good to me, had one of the red form last year at Balls Wood in Hertford, the general jizz just looks different.