Nice images, Imelda. I haven't seen one of these yet this year but they are certainly due any day now.
It is the first time I'd seen one, so I was very happy to see it.
I've been getting them for a week or more, they are starting to increase in numbers. I had one I had pegged for a 'new' species. It kept returning, more worn each time. I finally realized, just last night, that it was an underwing. If I get it again, I'm lifting the wing...just to make sure!! So if you get one that looks like this, Imelda...check under the wing...lol
Wow, that's some difference,,, glad mine was a fresh one or I'd still be looking for it, lol. They do get quite worn looking.
Nancy: What do you think these 2 are?
Tony, I thought they were the same species...Yellow Underwing...I have a funny feeling that I was wrong...lol
The wings are much too short to be pronuba; also, too much wing pattern.
So, what are they?? Dunno, but remind me of 11010 Lycophotia phyllophora
I had looked at 11010, Tony.... but thought it wasn't large enough..it's 18-20 mm and mine is 25-27mm. Also the orbicular spot is round on 11010
The inset on pg 519 has one, second from the left that looks similar, the thorax too...also found one similar on BG...so I went with it.
Perhaps I should walk through the families and see what else I can find. I have been searching off and on since Aug. 1st. Something will come up sooner or later.
I see some resemblance between yours and p519 but am not convinced yours is pronuba.
They give the size as 30-35mm (it is a long-winged species); yours is significantly less.
Also pronuba appear to have long pointed 'noses', yours are short and stubby.
HW colour would be the clincher.
Darn it! I should of looked at the HW. lol
I did get a couple of the p519's this morning. It is similar alright, but very oblong and the nose IS long! ( hadn't noticed that) I think I was frustrated from searching for 2 weeks. I have to be more patient.
I appreciate the explanation, Tony.
ps...Is it really called a 'nose'? :)
I've had several of Tony's 'Lizard food', AKA Yellow Underwing moths for a couple of weeks before going to Cape Breton. I didn't image any.
Showers forecast for tonight so I won't have the trap out... may or may not monitor the lights for a while.