Hi Pete, the rather greyish colour and silky white hindwing would lean me towards Northern Winter Moth. Not a species I'm very familiar with though, it's a real rarity down here and I've only ever seen one! Any idea of status in Surrey? Cheers
I'd go with Northern Winter Moth,did the wings have a slightly glossy sheen to them? According to Plant, Northern Winter Moth is commoner south of the Thames; it might be worth sending one to Graham Collins for verificationregards Nick Tanner
Hi Paul and Nick,happy new year.I've added a pic of the 2nd moth (moth 1)that I had which looked browner then moth 2. Could they be Southern and Northern?Cheers Peter
Hi Pete, having now seen Moth 1 I'm certain that we have Northern Winter and Winter here. I was concerned that the perceived greyish colour was photographic effect but don't now think that can be the case. Would entirely concur with Nick, always worth finding a local expert to check the actual specimen, can be tricky to do some species from a photo.Cheers Paul
Brilliant stuff,that's two new moth ticks in mid winter.Cheers!
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