Bright-line Brown-eye

Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea

This moth may not be as exciting to look at compared to some others but it does have rather a curious vernacular name.

The shade of the brown forewing may vary a little. Note the ‘brown-eye’, the kidney-mark with the bright orange blotch in the centre, and the white cross-line forming a ‘W’.

The adult flies May to July, and is found in various habitats, including suburban gardens.The larva feeds on a wide variety of wild and cultivated herbaceous and woody plants.

Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea

Bright-line Brown-eye (Lacanobia oleracea) July 2018, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

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31 thoughts on “Bright-line Brown-eye

  1. The DOF and focus on that 2nd shot is stunning, Pete.
    Flamboyant or mundane in appearance, that moth image(s) is excellent. Very nice angle on that 2nd shot too.

    (I’m a bit behind with blog reading at the moment, Pete).

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      • Alls well, Snr Pete. Yeah, obliged to do bit of handyman stuff here too. Bit of putty on the windows and fixing up the gutters and fascia boards before the summer rains. Such work is NOT my forte!

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      • Or in my case over 12!
        I use a small(ish)( brush for everything, rust proofing, undercoat and gloss, and a small (narrow) yogurt carton to hold the paint. Keeps me honest and forces me to paint small areas at a time.
        It seems to be working so far.
        Our house is a serious of add-ons from the original 1929 2 bedroom so I am dividing the job up section by section.
        And then there are the we’re – living – rent – free bloody pigeons to consider … hmmm .

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      • Yes, the hiouse is that ols. It was the foirst hous built on the ridge and was laid out specifically to face East to catch the sunrise.
        However, the intervening years have seen trees grow and a few properties built in the meantime. I can still see the sunsruse but now have to walk to the edge of the property past my neighbour’s house.
        No biggie.
        Those feathered dinosaurs nest under one of the eaves. I have tried to keep them out but the have a habit of removing/dismantling obstacles.
        Methinks drastic measures are called for.
        I shall have to inquire where I might purchase a Peregrine falcon! ( should give them a run for their money, I’d say!)

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