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A Selection of Noctuidae Moths 73.001 - 73.015

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(Hufnagel 1766) (Hufnagel 1766) (Hufnagel 1766) (Hufnagel 1766) (Hufnagel 1766)
Noctuidae - Plusiinae Noctuidae - Plusiinae Noctuidae - Plusiinae Noctuidae - Plusiinae Noctuidae - Plusiinae
Spectacle Spectacle Spectacle Spectacle Spectacle
Abrostola tripartita Abrostola tripartita Abrostola tripartita Abrostola tripartita Abrostola tripartita
73.001  BF 2450 73.001  BF 2450 73.001  BF 2450 73.001  BF 2450 73.001  BF 2450

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 32mm to 38mm.

Flight Period: May to July, again in July until September.

Habitat: Gardens, woods, waste ground, hedgerows  where Stinging Nettle grow.

Comment: Common and wide spread over most of the UK, including Orkney and Hebrides.

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)    
Noctuidae - Plusiinae Noctuidae - Plusiinae Noctuidae - Plusiinae    
Dark Spectacle Dark Spectacle Dark Spectacle    
Abrostola triplasia Abrostola triplasia Abrostola triplasia    
73.002  BF 2449 73.002  BF 2449 73.002  BF 2449    

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 34mm to 40mm.

Flight Period: June into July, sometimes again in August tand September.

Habitat: Marshes, disused railways, waste ground, hedgerows and gardens.

Comment: This moth is moderately common in most  of England, Wales, Isle of Man and Ireland. Local and scarce in Scotland.

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(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Noctuidae - Plusiinae Noctuidae - Plusiinae Noctuidae - Plusiinae Noctuidae - Plusiinae Noctuidae - Plusiinae
Burnished Brass Burnished Brass Burnished Brass Burnished Brass Burnished Brass
Diachrysia chrysitis Diachrysia chrysitis Diachrysia chrysitis Diachrysia chrysitis Diachrysia chrysitis
73.012  BF 2434 73.012  BF 2434 73.012  BF 2434 73.012  BF 2434 73.012  BF 2434

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 34mm to 44mm.

Flight Period: May to June, again in August to September.

Habitat: Waste ground, commons, heaths, and many other places where nettles grow.

Comment: Common and wide spread over the UK, including Orkney and the Hebrides.

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)  
Noctuidae - Plusiinae Noctuidae - Plusiinae Noctuidae - Plusiinae Noctuidae - Plusiinae  
Silver Y Silver Y Silver Y Silver Y  
Autographa gamma Autographa gamma Autographa gamma Autographa gamma  
73.015  BF 2441 73.015  BF 2441 73.015  BF 2441 73.015  BF 2441  

UK Status: Resident & Migrant .

Wing Span: 32mm to 52mm.

Flight Period: May until Autumn.

Habitat: Most open spaces with the food plants and nectar bearing flowers.

Comment: A common immigrant and resident in the UK. There is a scarcer dwarf aberration, ab. gammina. Ab. Autographa nigricans is a rare melanic velvety black variation.

Noctuidae Family

Species 73.016 to 73.033

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