Saturday, 29 October 2016


I don't think this is Emmelina monodactyla, i know its a rubbish photo but can it be identified? Im thinking maybe Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla?
Looking again it could be E monodactyla, please someone help me!

Darren Seaman, Milton Keynes.


  1. Hi Darren, I'm afraid I'm not sure from that picture. E.monodactyla is certainly the most likely (they're abundant at the moment, especially on ivy blossom) but if you've still got the moth it might be worth keeping it for Peter to check.

  2. You can also check the tibial spurs on the hind-leg. If you follow the hind-leg up from the foot, you will see 2 sets of spurs. The one higher up is the one to look over and see if the spurs are uneven in length. If one is longer than the other, then it will be monodactyla

    1. Thank you for this advice Peter, saves you a job, confirms it is just monodactyla.


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