Monday, April 23, 2012

moth ??

can anyone offer thoughts on ID of this moth -- flying briefly in the snow and rain at about 1500m in the Sierra de Gredos April 16th


Andy Butler said...

Graham, I think this is the day flying moth Eurranthis plummistaria (Crowned Moth), a male by the stongly bipectinate antennae.The distribution is western mediteranean including whole of the Iberian peninisula.Flight period is March to June.

Graham Catley said...

thanks Andy