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Moths: Night Flying
Many moth species are only active at night and are rarely seen which is a shame as some are very beautiful. Whilst one does see them at rest occasionally during the day or maybe at a window at night the best way to see these moths is with a special light trap where moths gather over night and you can look at them in the morning without harming the moth at all.
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|Species featured in this book||Scientific Name||Title|
|Poplar Hawk-moth||Laothoe populi||Laothoe populi: the poplar hawk moth|
|Privet Hawk-moth||Sphinx ligustri||Sphinx ligustri: the privet hawk-moth|
|Elephant Hawk-moth||Deilephila elpenor||Deilephila elpenor: the elephant hawk-moth|
|Buff Arches||Habrosyne pyritoides||Habrosyne pyritoides: the buff arches moth|
|Small Fan-foot Wave||Idaea biselata||Idaea biselata: small fan-foot wave|
|Riband Wave||Idaea aversata||Idaea aversata: the riband wave|
|Chevron Moth||Eulithis testata||Eulithis testata: the chevron moth|
|Green Carpet||Colostygia pectinataria||Colostygia pectinataria: the green carpet moth|
|Treble-bar||Aplocera plagiata||Aplocera plagiata: the treble-bar moth|
|Brimstone Moth||Opisthograptis luteolata||Opisthograptis luteolata: the brimstone moth|
|Scalloped Hazel||Odontopera bidentata||Odontopera bidentata: the scalloped hazel moth|
|Scalloped Oak||Crocallis elinguaria||Crocallis elinguaria: the scalloped oak moth|
|Feathered Thorn||Colotois pennaria||Colotois pennaria: the feathered thorn moth|
|Willow Beauty||Peribatodes rhomboidaria||Peribatodes rhomboidaria: the willow beauty|
|Oak Beauty||Biston strataria||Biston strataria: the oak beauty|
|Peppered Moth||Biston betularia||Biston betularia: the peppered moth|
|Brussels Lace||Cleorodes lichenaria||Cleorodes lichenaria: the Brussels lace moth|
|Light Emerald||Campaea margaritata||Campaea margaritata: the light emerald moth|
|Buff-tip||Phalera bucephala||Phalera bucephala: the buff-tip moth|
|Snout Moth||Hypena proboscidalis||Hypena proboscidalis: the snout moth|
|Rosy Footman||Miltochrista miniata||Miltochrista miniata: the rosy footman|
|Buff Footman||Eilema depressa||Eilema depressa: the buff footman|
|Gold Spot||Plusia festucae||Plusia festucae: the gold spot moth|
|Nut-tree Tussock||Colocasia coryli||Colocasia coryli: the nut tree tussock moth|
|Miller||Acronicta leporina||Acronicta leporina: the miller|
|Early Grey Moth||Xylocampa areola||Early Grey: just my cup of tea!|
|Rustic moth||Hoplodrina blanda||Hoplodrina blanda: the rustic moth|
|Treble Lines||Charanyca trigrammica||Charanyca trigrammica: the treble lines|
|Angle Shades||Phlogophora meticulosa||Phlogophora meticulosa: the angle shades moth|
|Dusky Brocade||Apamea remissa||Apamea remissa: the dusky brocade|
|Dark Arches||Apamea monoglypha||Apamea monoglypha: the dark arches moth|
|Common Rustic||Mesapamea secalis||Mesapamea secalis: the common rustic|
|Common Quaker||Orthosa stabilis||Orthosa stabilis: the common quaker|
|Hebrew Character||Orthosia gothica||Orthosia gothica: the Hebrew character moth|
|Light Brocade||Lacanobia w-latinum||Lacanobia w-latinum: the Light brocade|
|Bright-line Brown-eye||Lacanobia oleracea||Lacanobia oleracea: the bright-line brown-eye moth|
|Shoulder Stripe Wainscot||Mythimna comma||Mythimna comma: the shoulder-striped wainscot|
|Heart and Dart||Agrotis exclamationis||Agrotis exclamationis: the heart and dart moth|
|Heart and Club||Agrotis clavis||Agrotis clavis: the heart and club moth|
|Shuttle-shaped Dart||Agrotis puta||Agrotis puta: the shuttle shaped dart moth|
|Flame Shoulder||Ochropleura plecta||Ochropleura plecta: the flame shoulder moth|
|True Lovers Knot||Lycophotia porphyrea||Lycophotia porphyrea: the true lovers knot|
|Large Yellow Underwing||Noctua pronuba||Noctua pronuba: the large yellow underwing|
|Six-striped Rustic||Xestia sexstrigata||Xestia sexstrigata: the six striped rustic|
|Setaceous Hebrew Character||Xestia c-nigrum||Xestia c-nigrum: setaceous Hebrew character|
|Spindle Ermine||Yponomeula cagnatella||Yponomeula cagnatella: the spindle ermine moth|
This book is made up of the segments listed below. Click the segment title for information about specie within that segment.
These moths rest with their wings flattened or outstretched giving them a triangular appearance, hence the geometeric connection.
Stout bodied, fast flying moths. Often large with colourful markings. Most often seen as large caterpillars rather than night flying moths.
|Kitten, Prominent and Tussock moths||
These are three types of notodontidae family. Each has distinctive characteristics but in general are stout, hairy and sombre!
A range of families of small moths, many day flying. Quite variable in appearance and many difficult to identify.
By far the largest British family of moths. Outer wings are generally rather dingy but often have some quite detailed markings. The wings are folded flat on top of the body when resting.
|Other Macro Moths||
There are a number of British moths from very small families. Here are a selection of those that are not part of the families listed above.
|Tiger and Ermine moths||
Striking moths, brightly coloured and that acts as a warning to preditors as most of this family are poisonous!