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inishindie
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:33 am    Post subject: Ident needed for insect please Reply with quote

Hi

I got this from Greenhill Farm in Malin.

"Can anyone tell me what the hell this is? I let him go after taking the pics. Good decision or mistake???
None of my ref book show anything like it."

I'm stumped too....



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi, its a type of moth, Emmelina monodactyla (Morning glory plume moth), its native as far as i know so should be no problem!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:50 am    Post subject: thanks Reply with quote

Your a star.
Thanks for that Denis, there were quite a few people wondering what it was.

Ian

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No probs Ian, its a strange looking thingy Smile
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