Sunday, 16 August 2009

Flounced Rustic and a Copper conundrum

A much larger variation of species tonight and quite a lot of moths in total, the Flounced Rustic is a new one for me if that's what it is??.
I regularly get Copper Underwing moths but tonight I noticed what looks very like a smaller version with a much lighter colouring, is it just a washed out Copper Underwing or could it be something else?(see photo above). I was lucky enough to have a Copper Underwing sat on the undersheet and I took a photo of them together so you can more easily see the comparisons/differences.
The trap was out from 9pm till 3:30am

Tonights Log

46 Large Yellow Underwing
4 Lesser Yellow Underwing
9 Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing
1 Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing
4 Riband Wave
3 Silver-Y
8 Common Rustic
4 Willow Beauty
2 Flame Shoulder
6 Lempke's Gold Spot
2 Gold Spot
2 Setaceous Hebrew Character
2 Spectacle
1 Six Striped Rustic
2 Square Spot Rustic
1 Common Carpet
2 Common Marbled Carpet
2 Orange Swift
1 Blood Vein
1 Angle Shades
1 Dark Arches
1 Copper Underwing
1 Brimstone
1 Poplar Hawk
1 Old Lady
1 Canary Shouldered Thorn
1 Common Wainscot
1 Smoky Wainscot
1 Cabbage
1 Campion
1 Flounced Rustic(see photo above)(ID thanks to Ben)


  1. Yes both Copper Underwing sp. your other Moth is a Flounced Rustic

  2. I got a Flounced Rustic last night but this moth looked quite different, it was larger and had no darker markings?

  3. Could it be a Confused Moth?