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Anthela oressarcha (TBC)

Unidentified at Unknown - 22 Sep 2018

Identification history

Anthelid moth (Anthelidae) Anthela oressarcha 26 Oct 2018 donhe
Unidentified 25 Oct 2018 Alison Milton

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   26 Oct 2018
I can see the similarity in wing pattern with A. oressarcha (a highland species), but look at those very big eyes. I've been assuming it's a micro, but how big was it Alison?
   31 Oct 2018
Hi Glenn, from memory I think it was about half an inch. I'm not so good at converting to mm.
   1 Nov 2018
Could it be a battered Arrade destituta?
donhe wrote:
   1 Nov 2018
Certainly too small for Anthela sp.
   20 Jan 2019
I was the one to first suggest Arrade destituta, but it was always speculative, and my best guess now is Pyralidae or Cramibidae.

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  • 22 Sep 2018 11:40 AM Recorded on
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