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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

A Skircoat-found chrysalis

Produced this.
I.d. anybody?
Closest I can get is a species of swift ?
It survived the attentions of the curious fingers of a four year-old granddaughter .


Steve Blacksmith said...

I've just remembered - there's one called Angle Shades. Is this that? And is it in the swift group?

charlie streets said...

It is indeed a fine looking Angle Shades - family noctuidae (400+ species recorded in the UK). The swifts are hepialidae (5 species in the UK).

Steve Blacksmith said...

Thanks for the gen, Charlie.