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Piethorne Valley

With regard to my previous post - I think I have narrowed it down to either an Orange Underwing - moth that I have seen many times but never impersonating a butterfly before, or a Light Orange underwing. This is where the apparent moth becomes even more perplexing as the pattern on the forewings suggests the former, whereas the patterning on the hind wings suggests the latter! I am guessing there will be the inevitable variations between the two species. The fact that the Light Orange Underwing supposedly is not found as far North as Milnrow suggests it is the Orange Underwing - but the hind wing pattern does not seem right to me. To confuse the issue still further, the Orange Underwing tends to fly and stay at treetop height (apparently) in Spring, whereas the Light Orange Underwing is more likely to come down to the ground in Spring. Any advances?

-- Edited by Tim Pears on Sunday 9th of April 2023 11:13:29 AM

-- Edited by Tim Pears on Sunday 9th of April 2023 11:19:04 AM


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Piethorne Valley (other wildlife)

Please can anyone help identify the following butterfly? Assuming that it is a butterfly and not a moth! Does not fit the wing pattern of any butterfly I have seen before. Seen yesterday 8/4 sunning itself on path around Piethorne Res. About the size of a Skipper sp. Hope Ive attached the photos correctly - my first attempt! Thanks in anticipation.

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Sunday 9th of April 2023 12:25:16 PM

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