Monday, 22 July 2019

Moth & Fly

Dark Arches
Apamea monoglypha

Unlike the last post this larger moth is quite common. 2104 records for 2019 so far according to Tom Tams' Northumberland Moths website. Check it out it is tremendous and most helpful place if you are interested in moths.

The moth on my last post (Pyraustra despicata) only 10 records ever Northumberland (two this year). Well it was less than 1cm. Oh and by the way the Dark Arches was in my bathroom!

This Long-legged Fly (Poecilobothrus nobilitatus) is similar to the Signal Flies I filmed last year. It has distinctive white tips to its wings. Another key ID feature are the two parallel lines of hairs on the thorax. It has an interesting mating dance which i'll try to video tomorrow. 

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