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A Selection of Noctuidae Moths 73.058 - 73.069

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(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Noctuidae - Cuculliinae Noctuidae - Cuculliinae Noctuidae - Cuculliinae Noctuidae - Cuculliinae Noctuidae - Cuculliinae
The Mullein The Mullein The Mullein The Mullein The Mullein
Aporophyla nigra Aporophyla nigra Aporophyla nigra Aporophyla nigra Aporophyla nigra
73.058  BF 2221 73.058  BF 2221 73.058  BF 2221 73.058  BF 2221 73.058  BF 2221

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span:44mm to 52mm.

Flight Period: April and May.

Habitat: This moth is single brooded and is on the wing in late April and May.

Comment: This moth is a widespread resident, and is common in its larval stage over most of England. It is found as far north as County Durham and Cumbria. In Wales the species is localised and quite scarce.

(Linnaeus/Fletcher) (Linnaeus/Fletcher) (Linnaeus/Fletcher) (Linnaeus/Fletcher) (Linnaeus 1758)
Noctuidae - Cuculliinae Noctuidae - Cuculliinae Noctuidae - Cuculliinae Noctuidae - Cuculliinae Noctuidae - Cuculliinae
Copper & Svensson's Copper Underwing Copper & Svensson's Copper Underwing Copper & Svensson's Copper Underwing Copper & Svensson's Copper Underwing Copper Underwing
Amphipyra pyramidea/berbera Amphipyra pyramidea/berbera Amphipyra pyramidea/berbera Amphipyra pyramidea/berbera Amphipyra pyramidea
73.062/063  BF 2297/2298 73.062/063  BF 2297/2298 73.062/063  BF 2297/2298 73.062/063  BF 2297/2298 73.062  BF 2297
(Fletcher 1968) (Linnaeus/Fletcher) (Clerck 1759) (Clerck 1759) (Clerck 1759)
Noctuidae - Cuculliinae Noctuidae - Cuculliinae Noctuidae - Cuculliinae Noctuidae - Cuculliinae Noctuidae - Cuculliinae
Svensson's Copper Underwing Copper & Svensson's Copper Underwing The Mouse The Mouse The Mouse
Amphipyra berbera Amphipyra pyramidea/berbera Amphipyra tragopoginis Amphipyra tragopoginis Amphipyra tragopoginis
73.063  BF 2298 73.062/063  BF 2297/2298 73.064  BF 2299 73.064  BF 2299 73.064  BF 2299

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 47mm to 56mm.

Flight Period: Pyramidea: August to October,  Berbera: July to September.

Habitat: Both can be found in where ever there is suitable trees.

Comment: Fairly common and wide spread in England & Wales, as far north as Yorkshire. Berbera: Is recorded from Glasgow, but not Ireland. Pyramidea: has few records in Ireland and Scotland.

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 32mm to 40mm.

Flight Period: July to September.

Habitat: They inhabit gardens, wood land, fen land, sand hills and moor land.

Comment: This species is a fairly common resident, and is widely distributed throughout the British Isles, including the Inner Hebrides.

(Hufnagel 1766) (Hufnagel 1766) (Esper 1789) (Esper 1789) (Esper 1789)
Noctuidae - Cuculliinae Noctuidae - Cuculliinae Noctuidae - Cuculliinae Noctuidae - Cuculliinae Noctuidae - Cuculliinae
The Sprawler The Sprawler Early Grey Early Grey Early Grey
Asterscopus sphinx Asterscopus sphinx Xylocampa areola Xylocampa areola Xylocampa areola
73.065  BF 2227 73.065  BF 2227 73.069  BF 2243 73.069  BF 2243 73.069  BF 2243

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 38mm to 48mm.

Flight Period: November to December.

Habitat: Woodland, parks, gardens, commons and other places with bushes.

Comment: This moth is wide spread, but locally common in the south half of England, and most of Wales. Local, but wide spread in the north as far as Cumbria and Northumberland. It is local in some parts of Ireland.

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 32mm to 40mm.

Flight Period: March to May.

Habitat: Woodland, commons, gardens and parks and other places where the food plants grow.

Comment: Common in England, Wales and Ireland, with the exception of the north west of England. In Scotland it is localised, and found as far north as Sutherland and the Hebrides.

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Noctuidae - Cuculliinae Noctuidae - Cuculliinae Noctuidae - Cuculliinae Noctuidae - Cuculliinae Noctuidae - Cuculliinae
Green-brindled Crescent Green-brindled Crescent Green-brindled Crescent Green-brindled Crescent Green-brindled Crescent
Allophyes oxyacanthae Allophyes oxyacanthae Allophyes oxyacanthae Allophyes oxyacanthae Allophyes oxyacanthae
73.068  BF 2245 73.068  BF 2245 73.068  BF 2245 73.068  BF 2245 73.068  BF 2245

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 39mm to 46mm.

Flight Period: September to November.

Habitat: Woodland, parks, gardens, hedgerows, commons and other bushy places where the food plants grow.

Comment: Common and wide spread in England, Wales, Ireland and south Scotland. It is found more locally in other parts of Scotland, as far north as the Inner Hebrides and Sutherland.

         
                 

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