Posted on 08/09/2009

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Flame Shoulder -Top

Flame Shoulder -Top
This is one of the Flame Shoulder moths, I'm having a major fight with myself however about which one. Any suggestions are welcome.
Details about my concerns are in the notes.

All I have to go on, are the few sites that I usually find to be very accurate. There are two types of Flame Shoulders in the UK, one is quite common the
Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura plecta)
and the other is a occasional migrant to south coast areas
Radford's Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura leucogaster).
If I'm to go by the above information I believe this maybe what I've been waiting for, a migrant to our south coastal area.

Well update, Mike Wall from Back Garden Moths and the man behind Hants Moths (a great site if you're saving bookmarks) has dashed all hopes this is a rare migrant, hes just your average guy, like me :/ LoL