2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (Angle Shades)

Cornwall Moths: Portraits


Front Views of the Cornish Moths. For more conventional views see my appropriate albums. The numbers for these are from the UK Bradley 2000 List.

1653 Habrosyne pyritoides (Buff Arches)

30 Aug 2014 87
Thyatiridae: See Album: Small Macro Families 1

1758 Eulithis pyraliata (Barred Straw)

31 Aug 2014 93
Geometridae, Larentiinae See Album: Geometridae

1776 Colostygia pectinataria (Green Carpet)

30 Aug 2014 84
Geometridae, Larentiinae: Quite a difficult family to take these pictures of, they have a very low profile at rest, or they are hyper-active after being disturbed. See Album: Geometridae

1784 Melanthia procellata (Pretty Chalk Carpet)

30 Aug 2014 95
Geometridae, Larentiinae: See Album: Geometridae

1890 Macaria alternata (Sharp-angled Peacock)

30 Aug 2014 85
Geometridae, Ennominae: See Album: Geometridae

1920 Odontopera bidentata (Scalloped Hazel)

30 Aug 2014 78
Geometridae, Ennominae: See Album: Geometridae

1921 Crocallis elinguaria (Scalloped Oak)

31 Aug 2014 73
Geometridae, Ennominae: See Album: Geometridae

1931 Biston betularia (Peppered Moth)

29 Aug 2014 107
Geometridae, Ennominae I think that this one has been on the Amber Nectar :). Could be why he wasn't too keen to take to the air yet! See Album: Geometridae

"Mirror Mirror on the Wall".....

17 Oct 2013 130
Lasiocampidae: 1640 Euthrix potatoria (Drinker Moth) Female This little lady looks strange, but to her species she may be very attractive. See Album: Small Families 2

1972 Agrias Convolvuli (Convolvulus Hawkmoth)

29 Aug 2014 137
Sphingidae: A powerful occasional migrant most years to the UK, and certainly very widespread, and probably World-wide. This one stopped off in our garden, but was just passing through. See Album: Small Families 2

1991 Deilephila elpenor (Elephant Hawkmoth)

29 Aug 2014 104
Sphingidae: Here's the first moth I've seen which wears a Bow Tie! Obviously dressed for a night out. :) See Album: Small Families 2

1994 Phalera bucephala (Buff-tip)

15 Jun 2014 146
Notodontidae, Phalerinae: Looks like two faces on this moth. I've never seen a moth with a "Frown" (lower real head) and a "Smiley Face" (in thorax fur) at the same time! Not noticed the thorax pattern before. See Album: Small Families 2

1995 Cerura vinula (Puss Moth)

18 Sep 2013 3 2 728
Notodontidae, Notodontinae. Wingspan: 80mm. The feathery antennae and the glowing eyes makes this little insect look quite threatening. See Album: Small Families 2

1997 Furcula furcula (Sallow Kitten)

29 Aug 2014 93
Notodontidae, Notodontinae: See Album: Small Families 2

2003 Notodonta ziczac (Pebble Prominent)

29 Aug 2014 92
Notodontidae, Notodontinae: See Album: Small Families 2

2007 Pheosia tremula (Swallow Prominent)

29 Aug 2014 85
Notodontidae, Notodontinae: See Album: Small Families 2

2033 Lymantria monacha (Black Arches) Male

17 Oct 2013 172
Erebidae, Lymantriinae Wingspan: 46mm. "The Stare" - Sometimes moths eyes light up, but this one certainly is intense. Strangely only one other insect which came in at the group trapping event here reflected light at all. See Album: Small Families 2

2057 Arctia caja (Garden Tiger)

29 Aug 2014 122
Arctiidae, Arctiinae: See Album: Small Families 2

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