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

Attracted to moth trap, rear garden, July 2018. Nikon D7200 © Peter Hillman.