73.036 BF2281 – Alder Moth – Noctuidae – Acronicta alni

 
73.036 BF2281 - Alder Moth - Noctuidae - Acronicta alni

Alder Moth  – Noctuidae – Acronictinae – Acronicta alni STATUS – A resident that is widely distributed but not common in Derbyshire. Observed in all areas of the county, except the Peak Grit area. Most common in well wooded sites in the lowland areas. ID POINTERS – A quiet distinctive looking moth that is uniquely marked. Two […]

73.252 BF2177 – Hedge Rustic – Noctuidae – Tholera cespitis

 
73.252 BF2177 - Hedge Rustic - Noctuidae - Tholera cespitis

Hedge Rustic – Noctuidae – Hadeninae – Tholera cespitis STATUS – A nationally endangered species with a large decline in population. A  resident that is generally uncommon but widely distributed in Derbyshire. The population has declined and only found in small numbers in all areas of the county. First recorded in Derbyshire in 1952 and first record this […]

73.261 BF2150 – Grey Arches – Noctuidae – Polia nebulosa

 
73.261 BF2150 - Grey Arches - Noctuidae - Polia nebulosa

Grey Arches  – Noctuidae – Hadeninae – Polia nebulosa STATUS – A resident that is widely distributed locally common across all area areas of Derbyshire. Although found across all areas and is most probably in most deciduous woodland, it is only common in where there are remnants of real ancient woodland. ID POINTERS – A broad looking brownish […]

73.355 BF2132 – Neglected Rustic – Noctuidae – Xestia castanea

 
73.355 BF2132 - Neglected Rustic - Noctuidae - Xestia castanea

Neglected Rustic – Noctuidae – Noctuinae – Xestia castanea STATUS – A resident species that is locally common and restricted to the upland grit-stone moorlands of Derbyshire. Both red and grey colour forms occur. ID POINTERS – Fairly unmistakeable and finely marked. A diagnostic feature is the black base to the kidney mark in the central area […]

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