Mottled Beauty


Alcis repandata – This was the one that nearly got away, but thankfully landed and rested on the side of the garden shed at the time. Quite an attractive moth beauty this, which can be extremely variable. A regular visitor to light sources.


Mottled Beauty Alcis repandata

© Peter Hillman ♦14th June 2017 ♦ Back garden, Staffordshire ♦ Nikon D7200


9 thoughts on “Mottled Beauty

  1. I envy your ID skills, Pete. I have seen plenty of moths with these intricate patterns and the just make my eye go cross trying to figure them out. And when they are variable as you mention…yikes. Looks like a nice fresh one and a nice shot of it too.

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    1. Moths can be a challenging bunch to id, and this one does have other confusion species. I have quite a collection of books here which helps, and the internet. Thank you, Steve. I have not seen one since.

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    1. This was one of those occasions when I initially tried to photograph it but it flew off. Usually they disappear over the garden fence, but this one landed on my shed. I have not seen one since, so I guess I was lucky 🙂 Thank you.

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