Dot Moth Melanchra persicariae


Family Noctuidae » Subfamily Hadeninae » Melanchra persicariae (Linnaeus, 1761) 73.270 (BF2155)
Wingspan 37-40 mm. Quite a distinctively dark coloured moth with white kidney markings. ds on a wide range of plants. The adult flies July to August, and is found in various habitats, including gardens.


Dot Moth Melanchra persicariae
Dot Moth Melanchra persicariae

Caught in moth trap, back garden, South Staffordshire. 17th July 2017. Photos © Peter Hillman.