Friday, 10 June 2016

Large Nutmeg? and another Carpet

Is this a Large Nutmeg? I have now caught 6 in the last couple of nights.

Wood or Common Carpet? I keep changing my mind.

And a micro. Sorry about the quality of the photo and the orientation but it escaped before I could get anything better.

Andy Newbold, Sibford Ferris, Oxon.


  1. Large Nutmeg, Common Carpet and try and remember to take micro shots from the side rather than overhead, so we can see the wing pattern.

  2. I agree with Peter. As a general rule, overhead shots are OK for micro-moths which hold their wings flat (eg Agonopterix species) but for anything else a well-lit side-on or 45-degree view is needed rather than one taken from overhead. Nothing springs to mind with your particular moth, I'm afraid.


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