Jamie McMillan

Amateur back-garden naturalist

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    Jamie McMillan commented on an older version of Image of Eilema complana and Eilema lurideolum:

    This is lurideola. The wings are not rolled at rest, and the yellow border gets narrow as it reaches the apex.

    about 1 year ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "Lithophane hepatica Clerck 1759":

    Synonym for L.socia. L.hepatica seems to be the preferred name in the UK.

    over 1 year ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "Tholera decimalis Poda 1761":

    @Cyndy Parr: Yes, one of the great attractions of moth-ing in the Uk is the wonderful set of vernacular names thought up mainly by 18th century naturalists, and often based on the caterpillars, confusingly. Gothic and Feathered Gothic seem to be based on the 'gothic' architecture/arches they saw in the lines on the adult moth though.

    over 1 year ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "Image of Melanchra persicariae":

    I am sure this is a Four-spotted moth. You can see the black and white underwings as well of this dayflying species. Dot moth is a noctuid and almost entirely nocturnal.

    over 1 year ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "Image of Diarsia mendica":

    This is worn, but it looks like a Hebrew Character.

    over 1 year ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "Euxoa tritici Linnaeus 1761":

    Euxoa nigrofusca is a synonym. There seem to be two separate entries for tritici and one for nigrofusca on EOL. Suggest all should be combined under nigrofusca

    over 1 year ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "Euxoa nigrofusca":

    Euxoa tritici is a synonym.

    over 1 year ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on an older version of Top view:

    Costa is curved about 2/3 way down, so I think this is Dingy Footman, E.griseola/griseolum.

    over 1 year ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on an older version of Eilema griseola:

    Wings 'rolled' at rest. otherwise like Eilema lurideola. E.griseola has much broader wings.

    over 1 year ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on an older version of Ophrys creberrima.180406:

    I am not sure why this photo has appeared as a synonym for Ophrys lupercalis, except that both are sometimes treated as subspecies or forms of O.fusca. Ophrys lupercalis Devillers-Tersch. & Devillers, Naturalistes Belges 75(7 Suppl.): 373 (1994). Ophrys fusca subsp. lupercalis (Devillers-Tersch. & Devillers) Kreutz, Orchidee (Hamburg) 57: 101 (2006). Ophrys creberrima Paulus, J. Eur. Orch. 30: 168 (1998). Ophrys fusca subsp. creberrima (Paulus) H.Kretzschmar, Orchid. Kreta: 174 (2002). The Kew list has them both as O.fusca subsp. fusca., so perhaps neither has been split.

    over 1 year ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "Sclerocona acutella":

    Sclerocona acutellus is a synonym.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "Ephestia parasitella Staudinger, 1859":

    Current synonym is E.unicorella.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on an older version of Dioryctria sylvestrella:

    Good pic showing the smooth sub-terminal line. I think most of the other EOL photos of sylvestrella (apart from yours) are in fact of D.abietella, but would appreciate some confirmation from someone who really knows the two species.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "Image of Dioryctria sylvestrella":

    Again, I think this is D.abietella, with a dentated sub-terminal line

    almost 2 years ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "Image of Dioryctria sylvestrella":

    This looks more like D.abietella. The sub-terminal line has a jagged edge.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "Image of Dioryctria sylvestrella":

    This looks like D.abietella. The sub-terminal line has a jagged edge.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "Image of Trachycera advenella":

    Excellent photo with the two dark spots aligned diagonally well-defined. Interesting that these are rufous compared with black on suavella. I don't think this feature has got into the books yet if it is consistent.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "":

    Needs to be associated with synonym Trachycera advenella

    almost 2 years ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "":

    Needs to be associated with synonym Trachycera suavella

    almost 2 years ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "Anania coronata":

    Only one image here because the rest are on Phlyctaenia coronata. I have suggested amalgamating these taxa.

    almost 2 years ago