Thursday, 13 July 2017

Some IDs & confirmations please.

In order I think I have

Treble-brown Spot

 Acrobasis consociella or Ephestia sp ?

 Aethes sp - but which one?

Agonopterix heracliana - but the season is wrong?

Phtheochroa rugosana

 Small Phoenix

Single-dotted Wave

Mark Griffiths, Garsington, Oxford


  1. Hi Mark, your Treble Brown Spot (note the way that it should be written) may be correct but it does look a bit odd to me. The second does appear to be an Ephestia (probably unicolorella or whatever it is called this week). The next is Agonopterix heracliana/ciliella and I've been getting fresh examples over the last week or two which isn't unusual. The last three are indeed as you have named them.

  2. The top moth is not a Treble Brown Spot, it looks like another Single-dotted Wave.

  3. thanks for the replies - i ended up with Treble Brown Spot as there is a dot on the underwings - it is an odd looking one though

  4. The Agonopterix is a good candidate for ciliella. Did you look at the hindwing cilia?

  5. Sorry to say this again Mark but the top moth is a Single-dotted Wave not a Treble Brown Spot. I get lots of both and this is a fairly standard form of the former, there is very little variability in the latter. Try google images for Single-dotted Wave and you will quickly find some that look just like yours.


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