NOCTUIDAE (NOCTUINAE)

Darts, Yellow Underwings and Clays

Great Dart   Agrotis crassa.
St. Marcel du Périgord (near Bergerac), Dordogne, France. 15th September 2011

Heart and Dart   Agrotis exclamationis.
25th June 2010

Heart and Dart   Agrotis exclamationis,   Dark variant.
27th June 2011

Heart and Dart   Agrotis exclamationis,   Even darker variant.
1st July 2012

Heart and Dart   Agrotis exclamationis,   Atypical variant.
30th June 2011

Turnip Moth   Agrotis segetum
Chichester, W. Sussex.   28th September 2017

Heart and Club   Agrotis clavis.
Ridge (near Chilmark), Wiltshire. 22nd June 2013

Shuttle-shaped Dart   Agrotis puta, male.
7th August 2010

Shuttle-shaped Dart   Agrotis puta, male.
St. Marcel du Périgord (near Bergerac), Dordogne, France. 14th September 2011

Shuttle-shaped Dart   Agrotis puta, female.
St. Marcel du Périgord (near Bergerac), Dordogne, France. 12th September 2011

Dark Sword-grass   Agrotis ipsilon.
4th November 2011

Dark Sword-grass   Agrotis ipsilon.
Piddinghoe, Sussex.   12th September 2012

Dark Sword-grass   Agrotis ipsilon.
Membury, Devon.   17th July 2013

The Flame   Axylia putris.
19th June 2011

The Flame   Axylia putris.
9th July 2012

Flame Shoulder   Ochropleura plecta.
19th May 2011

Flame Shoulder   Ochropleura plecta.
9th July 2012

Purple Clay   Diarsia brunnea.
27th June 2012

Purple Clay   Diarsia brunnea.
9th July 2012

Purple Clay   Diarsia brunnea.
9th July 2013

Ingrailed Clay   Diarsia mendica mendica.
24th May 2011

Ingrailed Clay   Diarsia mendica mendica.
13th June 2011

Ingrailed Clay   Diarsia mendica mendica.
10th June 2012

Ingrailed Clay   Diarsia mendica mendica.
17th June 2012

Ingrailed Clay   Diarsia mendica mendica.
14th June 2014

Ingrailed Clay   Diarsia mendica mendica.
14th June 2014
An extreme example of this very variable moth.

Small Square-spot   Diarsia rubi.
Piddinghoe, Sussex.   3rd June 2013

Small Square-spot   Diarsia rubi.
Piddinghoe, Sussex.   4th June 2013

Small Square-spot   Diarsia rubi.
Second brood, first for my garden.   6th October 2013

True Lover's Knot   Lycophotia porphyrea.
24th July 2012

True Lover's Knot   Lycophotia porphyrea.
18th July 2016

Large Yellow Underwing   Noctua pronuba.
2nd July 2010

Large Yellow Underwing   Noctua pronuba.
10th July 2010

Large Yellow Underwing   Noctua pronuba.
9th July 2012

Lesser Yellow Underwing   Noctua comes.
7th August 2010

Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing   Noctua fimbriata, female.
5th August 2011

Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing   Noctua fimbriata, female.
8th August 2012

Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing   Noctua fimbriata, male.
Brion, Loire, France. 1st July 2014

Least Yellow Underwing   Noctua interjecta ssp. caliginosa.
3rd August 2015

Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing   Noctua janthe.
29th July 2011

Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing   Noctua janthe.
29th July 2011

Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing   Noctua janthe.
Close-up showing the green and yellow bands above the head.   10th August 2012

Green Arches   Anaplectoides prasina.
Chilmark, Wiltshire. 21st June 2013

Green Arches   Anaplectoides prasina.
4th July 2013

Dotted Clay   Xestia baja.
5th August 2011

Heath Rustic   Xestia agathina.
St. Marcel du Périgord (near Bergerac), Dordogne, France. 14th September 2011

Square-spot Rustic   Xestia xanthographa.
25th August 2011

Square-spot Rustic   Xestia xanthographa.
21st August 2011

Square-spot Rustic   Xestia xanthographa.
2nd September 2011

Six-striped Rustic   Xestia sexstrigata.
23rd July 2010

Six-striped Rustic   Xestia sexstrigata.
13th August 2011

Setaceous Hebrew Character   Diarsia brunnea.
18th June 2012

Setaceous Hebrew Character   Diarsia brunnea.
Skirwith, Cumbria.   8th June 2011

Setaceous Hebrew Character   Diarsia brunnea.
2nd September 2011

Double Square-spot   Xestia triangulum.
21st July 2011

Double Square-spot   Xestia triangulum.
2nd July 2011

Double Square-spot   Xestia triangulum.
27th June 2012

Autumnal Rustic   Eugnorisma glareosa.
2nd September 2010

Autumnal Rustic   Eugnorisma glareosa.
St. Marcel du Périgord (near Bergerac), Dordogne, France. 16th September 2011

Autumnal Rustic   Eugnorisma glareosa.
7th September 2012

Gothic   Naenia typica.
24th July 2011