Macro Lepidoptera

Macro Lepidoptera, unlike Micro Lepidoptera is a relatively easy subject to both identify and photograph. Here is a selection of pictures taken by Doug Fairweather and myself during numerous moth trapping sessions.

All were photographed in Yorkshire, unless stated.

14 Ghost Moth Hepialus humuli

15 Orange Swift Hepialus sylvina

18 Map-winged Swift Hepialus fusconebulosa

 1632 Pale Eggar Trichiura crataegi

1640 The Drinker (Larva) Euthrix potatoria

1646 Oak Hook-tip Watsonalla binaria

1652 Peach Blossom Thyatira batis

1653 Buff Arches Habrosyne pyritoidesJuly12

1653 Buff Arches Habrosyne pyritoides

1654 Figure of Eighty Tethea ocularis

1663 March Moth Alsophila aescularia

1682 Blood-vein Timandra comae

1746 Shoulder-stripe Anticlea badiata

1747 The Streamer Anticlea derivata

1750 Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumata

 1755 The Chevron Eulithis testate

1760 Red-green Carpet Chloroclysta siterata

1776 Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria

1808 Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata

1825 Lime-speck Pug Eupithecia centaureata

1852 Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata

1883 Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata

1893 Tawny-barred Angle Macaria liturata

1904 Scorched Wing Plagodis dolabraria 

1907 Bordered Beauty Epione repandaria

1913 Canary-shouldered Thorn Ennomos alniaria

 

1917 Early Thorn Selenia dentaria

1919 Purple Thorn Selenia tetralunaria

1921 Scalloped Oak Crocallis elinguaria

1922 Swallow-tailed Moth Ourapteryx sambucaria

1923 Feathered Thorn Colotois pennaria

1926 Pale Brindled Beauty Phigalia pilosaria

1930 Oak Beauty Biston strataria (Paul Ashton)

1931 Peppered Moth Biston betularia

1934 Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria

1936 Waved Umber Menophra abruptaria

1941 Mottled Beauty Alcis repandata

1947 The Engrailed Ectropis bistortata

1952 Common Heath Ematurga atomaria

1958 Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata

1961 Light Emerald Campaea margaritata

1994 Buff-tip Phalera bucephala

1995 Puss Moth Cerura vinula

2000 Iron Prominent Notodonta dromedaries

2003 Pebble Prominent Notodonta ziczac

2006 Lesser Swallow Prominent Pheosia gnoma

2008 Coxcomb Prominent Ptilodon capucina

2011 Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina

2031 White Satin Moth Leucoma salicis

2057 Garden Tiger Arctia caja

2063 Muslin Moth Diaphora mendica

2077 Short-cloaked Moth Nola cucullatella

2170 Varied Coronet Hadena compta 

2179 Pine Beauty Panolis flammea

2186 Powdered Quaker Orthosia gracilis

2187 Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi

2188 Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta

2189 Twin-spotted Quaker Orthosia munda

2190 Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica

2197 Southern Wainscot Mythimna straminea

2205 Shoulder-striped Wainscot Mythimna comma

2216 The Shark Cucullia umbratica

2235 Tawny Pinion Lithophane semibrunnea

2241 Red Sword-grass Xylena vetusta

2243 Early Grey Xylocampa areola

2256 The Satellite Eupsilia transversa

2270 Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa

2273 Pink-barred Sallow Xanthia togata

2278 Poplar Grey Acronicta megacephala

2281 Alder Moth Acronicta alni

2300 Old Lady Mormo maura

2303 Straw Underwing Thalpophila matura

2306 Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa

2361 Rosy Rustic Hydraecia micacea

2364 Frosted Orange Gortyna flavago

2369 Bulrush Wainscot Nonagria typhae

2370 Twin-spotted Wainscot Archanara geminipuncta

2380 Treble Lines Charanyca trigrammica

2391 Silky Wainscot Chilodes maritimus

2410 Marbled White Spot Protodeltote pygarga

2434 Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis

2439 Gold Spot Plusia festucae

2441 Silver Y Autographa gamma

2450 The Spectacle Abrostola tripartite

2452 Red Underwing Catocala nupta

2463 Burnet Companion Euclidia glyphica – Yardley Chase, Northamptonshire

2466 The Blackneck Lygephila pastinum

2484 Pinion-streaked Snout Schrankia costaestrigalis

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