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Moths 479 515 Fanfoots and underwings


Although members of the family noctuidae these are some sub-groups that demonstrate some physical variations to 'standard' noctuids and, in many ways, resemble geometrids!

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

Small Fan-foot

Herminia grisealis

Blackneck Moth

Lygephila pastinum

Small Purple Barred moth

Phytometra viridaria

Small Marbled

Eublemma parva

Beautiful Marbled

Eublemma purpurina

Clifden Nonpareil

Catocala fraxinin

Red Underwing

Catocala nupta

Dark Crimson Underwing

Catocala sponsa

Burnet Companion

Euclidia glyphica

Mother Shipton

Callistege mi

Passenger Moth

Dysgonia algira

These much rarer species have also been recorded in Dorset:

Click/tap the species common name if you want to see more information.

Species Common Name Scientific Name Status
Beautiful Hook-tip Laspeyria flexula

Associated with deciduous trees and found in woodlands or gardens where trees are present or nearby