1.Coronet, Marbled Coronet, Varied Coronet, Poplar Grey and Knot Grass -dark noctuids
with a light oval mark
Coronet - a very variable species
Kidney mark is dark. A bright ‘coronet’ mark just below it
Often other markings are as bright as the ‘coronet’ mark.
Some forms are so dark that the ‘coronet’ mark is not obvious
1 or 2 white marks on each forewing next to the trailing edge
Often has marks similar to Knot Grass but marks not pure white and usually more than
two on each forewing
2. Common Rustic agg. ,Dot Moth, Black Rustic and Deep-brown Dart Dark noctuids
with a light kidney mark
Common Rustic agg.,
There are 3 species-Common Rustic, Lesser Common Rustic and Remm’s Rustic -which
it is generally accepted are too variable and too similar to be told apart except
by dissection so they are usually referred to jointly as Common Rustic agg.
A mallet-shaped mark behind the head - not always distinct.
Centre of the kidney mark lighter than the rest of the forewing.
Tip and outer edge of the forewing gently rounded.
These moths are very variable but the aggregate group have marks in common which
distinguish them from other species.