Thursday, 24 March 2011

Early Tooth-striped? NO!

Its a Mottled Grey, as I first guessed. Pays to stick with first impressions... 

A mild night with a low of 8 degrees. Calm and cloudy, the good March run continues...

0663 Diurnea fagella 1
0688 Agonopterix heracliana 4
1663 March Moth (Alsophila aescularia) 6
1775 Mottled Grey (Colostygia multistrigaria) 2 NOT Early Tooth striped as recorded. I should have stayed with my first guess...Its still new to me though...
1934 Dotted Border (Agriopis marginaria) 2
2179 Pine Beauty (Panolis flammea) 2
2182 Small Quaker (Orthosia cruda) 1
2187 Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) 43
2188 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) 16
2189 Twin-spotted Quaker (Orthosia munda) 3
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 63
2258 Chestnut (Conistra vaccinii) 3

146 of 12 species.

At first I thought the Early Tooth-striped were Mottled Greys, as I have never seen either before, but the photos seem to point to ETS. Please let me know if you think I am mistaken. The guides say they are easy to identify but not without experience of both...

[Thanks to Tom, Keith, Ben, Roger et al for their help]


  1. Mottled Grey I reckon

    Piccie of ETS on

    Good likeness of yours on Portland site

    Keith Robson

  2. Cheers chaps, the more I read the more I convinced myself it looked more like ETS! Live and Learn eh!