|Dark Arches Moth (Apamea monoglypha)|
So, here are the facts:
|A moths eye view.|
- The Moth itself is brown with Dark Arches at the back of its wings. It's this that gives it its name.
- The Pupa is bright red all over, which is hard to miss. The caterpillar is Green with several Black dots on each one of its 'segments'.
- It looks like I will be seeing quite a lot of them this week in Norfolk as they seem to be very successful there. They're a little less common everywhere else, though...
- ...They're not very common in Ireland or West Scotland, they're pretty widespread in South-West England but definitely not as common as East Anglia.
- They have a wingspan of 45mm - 55mm and ones with Melanism (completely Black ones) are seen frequently.
- They can be seen flying between July and August including, and later broods are seen between September and October in the South of England.
|Got a shot with wings open a bit when |
I moved it to a new home
- It is a Night-Flying Moth but it can be disturbed in the day. It is attracted to light making it a regular visitor to late-Summer Moth-Traps.
- This species is found in all of Europe apart from Greece. It is also found parts of Asia, it's even found in the Alps up to 2,500 metres.
- From what I can find the larvae feed on a variety of grasses.
Hope you enjoyed,