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.