Lunar Underwing


Omphaloscelis lunosa – There is a dark ‘crescent moon’ marking on the pale underwing of this moth which gives it its name.


Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa


Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa


Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa


Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa


Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Nikon D7200
Date taken: 23rd, 24th & 30th September 2017
Place: Attracted to moth trap, rear garden, Staffordshire


 

Best of The Bunch II

Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa
Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa
Black Rustic Aporophyla nigra
Black Rustic Aporophyla nigra
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa
Pine Carpet Pennithera firmata
Pine Carpet Pennithera firmata
Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana
Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana
Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata
Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata
Flounced Rustic Luperina testacea
Flounced Rustic Luperina testacea

The best of this weekends moth trapping. September 2017, rear garden, Staffordshire, England.

The Best of The Bunch

Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa
Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa
Flounced Rustic Luperina testacea
Flounced Rustic Luperina testacea
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata

GMS (Garden Moth Scheme) Staffordshire, England. Date: 15th September 2017. Weather: dry, 10ºC. 56 moths, 17 species. I don’t normally trap after August, so not too bad for September.

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