Dark Arches


Apamea monoglypha – This moth really like your house lights, and you certainly know when one is around because they whiz around you like crazy. Yet they are mostly well behaved during the light of day and will let you photograph them wthout flying off, which is good because there would be no point in this post otherwise. The ground colour of the forewings is quite changeable, but the distinctive pattern always remains more or less the same. Double-click to get closer.


Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha

Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha

Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha

Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Nikon D7200
Date taken: 29th June 2019
Place: Attracted to moth trap, rear garden, Staffordshire


7 thoughts on “Dark Arches

  1. Great shots! And another beautiful pattern. It would be nice to have a sketchbook with mothpatterns. Really! They have a good camouflage / tarn ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I’ve always had the immediate reaction of “Something wicked this way comes” about the name of this gentle beastie. Or the program Dark Shadows. ๐Ÿ™‚ Another moth with an interesting wing pattern well captured, Pete.

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