Friday, 30 May 2014

Confirmations please

I'm reasonably confident of these although they are all new for me except one.

Bright-line Brown-eye, Campion, another Marbled Minor agg. and a Silver-ground Carpet.

Mark Griffiths, Garsington, Oxford


  1. I agree with your choices apart from the Campion, which I think is a Lychnis. Anyone else care to comment on that one?

  2. If you look at the two stigmata on the forewing, you will notice that at the "bottom" they are still separated (with a white splodge just underneath joining them below.). This makes it a Lychnis as DLW suggests. In the Campion, the orbicular and reniform stigmata merge at this point.

  3. I agree with that. Campion also has the forewing marked with pink .This can fade but is usually detectable. There are occasional Lychnis with the stigmata joined up, but otherwise they're not too bad and there are other differences, mentioned in the FG and elsewhere. That Oligia would need dissection.


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