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2147  Shears  Hada plebeja

Flying : Mainly May, June, July

Common

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Photo of  Nutmeg by David Owen.

2167  Tawny Shears Hadena perplexa


Flying : Mainly May, June, July and August

Common, but mainly on coasts or on chalky soils - probably dictated by the food plants, which are mainly sea campion, white campion and bladder campion.

The markings are constant but there is a lot of variation in colour - grey, brown, tan, etc.

2178  Feathered Gothic  Tholera decimalis

Flying : Mainly in August and September

Common in England and Wales. Less common in Scotland and Northern Ireland


2179  Pine Beauty  Panolis flammea

Flying : March, April, May and June - mainly April and May

Common where there are pine trees


2182  Small Quaker  Orthosia cruda

Orthosia gracilis

Common in England and Wales. Less common in Scotland and Northern Ireland


2186  Powdered Quaker  Orthosia gracilis

Flying : Mainly April and May - some records in March and June

Common

2188  Clouded Drab  Orthosia incerta

Flying : Mainly March, April and May but some records in February and June

Common

2187  Common Quaker  Orthosia cerasi

Flying : Mainly February to May but some records in other months

Common

2189  Twin-spotted Quaker  Orthosia munda

Flying : Mainly March, April and May

Common in England and Wales - less common in Scotland and Northern Ireland

2190  Hebrew Character  Orthosia gothica

Flying : March, April, May in the South - even February. June and even July farther North

Common

2193  Clay  Mythimna ferrago

Flying : June, July and August

Common

2194  White-point  Mythimna albipuncta

Flying : May to October - most numerous in August and September

An immigrant which probably breeds in the far south of England. Only common in the South, South-east and East Anglia.

2205  Southern Wainscot  Mythimna straminea

Flying : Mainly July and August

Only common in the South, South-east and East Anglia. Less common in Wales and the Midlands and very local farther North.

2198  Smoky Wainscot  Mythimna impura

Flying : Mainly June, July, August and September

Common                                                                        

2199  Common Wainscot  Mythimna pallens

Flying : Mainly June, July, August and September

Common

2205  Shoulder-striped Wainscot  Mythimna comma

Flying : Mainly June and July but some in May and August

Common

2155  Dot Moth  Melanchra persicariae

Flying : Mainly May, June, July and August but seen in other months, particularly September. Most numerous in July.

Common - but less common in Scotland and Northern Ireland

2145 Nutmeg Hada plebeja

Flying : Mainly May to September. In the North there may be only one generation - in June and July

Common in Wales and most of England but more local in Northern England and Scotland

2150  Grey Arches  Polia nebulosa

Flying : Mainly June, July and August

Common

2154  Cabbage Moth  Mamestra brassicae

Flying : Mainly May, June, July, August and September

Common

2157  Light Brocade  Lacanobia w-latinum

Flying : Mainly May, June and Early July

Common in Southern England and fairly common in the Midlands and Wales but very local farther North.

2158 Pale-shouldered Brocade  Lacanobia thalassina

Flying : Mainly May, June and July

Common

2160  Bright-line Brown-eye  Lacanobia oleracea

Flying : Mainly May, June, July, August and September. Most numerous in July.

Common

2163  Broom Moth  Ceramica pisi

Flying : Mainly May to September

Common

2166  Campion  Hildenbrandia rivularis


Flying : May, June, July and August

Common

2171  Marbled Coronet  Hadena confusa

Flying : Mainly May, June and July

Local to coasts and chalk grassland - included because of confusion with other species

2173  Lychnis  Hadena bicruris

Flying : Mainly May, June, July and August

Common

2176  Antler  Cerapteryx graminis

Flying : Mainly July and August - some records in June and September

Common

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Photo of  Campion by Graeme Davis