73.224 BF2247 – Merveille du Jour – Noctuidae – Griposia aprilina

 

Merveille du Jour Noctuidae – Xyleninae – Griposia aprilina

STATUS A resident that is locally distributed and generally  uncommon in Derbyshire. A species that is recorded in small numbers each year close to woodland.

ID POINTERS – An unmistakable autumn species. The forewing is covered in a pastel green and black marbling, with some white spots and fine lines. The wing is gently curved along the leading edge and fairly pointed at the tip. A total uniquely marked British moth. Very aptly named – “Wonder of the Day”.

FLIGHT PERIOD – On the wing September – October.

IMAGES – Kings Newton, Derbyshire – Tony Davison©

Merveille du Jour.

 

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