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Macro-moths (larger moths) ~ Part 5

Part 5 includes a selection of moth images from the following super families: Notodontidae and Erebidae

Links to the different families on this page....
Prominents and Kittens (Notodontidae super family)
Tussocks (Lymantriidae)
Straw Dot (Rivulinae) and Snouts (Hypeninae)
including Tigers, Ermines and Footmen (Arctiidae)
Blacknecks (Toxocampinae)
including some Underwings (Erebinae)
Moth photo house index page
Moth introduction page



Species Name

Scientific Name

71.003 BF1995 - Puss Moth

Cerura vinula

1995 Puss moth 2004 - Sandra Standbridge

Fishers Green
© photo: Sandra Standbridge




Species Name

Scientific Name

71.012 BF2000 - Iron Prominent

Notodonta dromedarius

2000 Iron Prominent 2005 - Steven Penn

Devon
© photo: Steven Penn




Species Name

Scientific Name

71.025 BF1994 - Buff-tip

Phalera bucephala

1994 Buff-tip 2004 - Sandra Standbridge

Cornmill Meadows
© photo: Sandra Standbridge




Species Name

Scientific Name

71.027 BF2019 - Chocolate-tip

Clostera curtula

2019 Chocolate-tip 2003 - John Murray

Wheathampstead
© photo: John Murray




Species Name

Scientific Name

72.002 BF2474 - Straw Dot

Rivula sericealis

2474 Straw Dot  2009 - Elizabeth Debenham

Aldbury Nowers
© photo: Elizabeth Debenham

2474 Straw Dot 2004 - Sandra Standbridge

2474 Straw Dot 2008 - Malcolm Hull

Balls Wood
© photo: Sandra Standbridge
Aldbury Nowers
© photo: Malcolm Hull



Species Name

Scientific Name

72.004 BF2480 - Buttoned Snout

Hypena rostralis

2480 Buttoned Snout 2004 - Rachel Terry

Ealing to light (David Howdon)
May 2004
© photo: Rachel Terry




Species Name

Scientific Name

72.010 BF2033 - Black Arches

Lymantria monacha

2033 Black Arches 2004 - Sandra Standbridge

2033 Black Arches 2004 - Sandra Standbridge

Nr. Bengeo
© photo: Sandra Standbridge
Nr. Bengeo
© photo: Sandra Standbridge



Species Name

Scientific Name

72.015 BF2028 - Pale Tussock

Calliteara pudibunda

2028 Pale Tussock 2009 - Andrew Middleton

mating pair at Aldbury Nowers
© photo: Andrew Middleton

2028 Pale Tussock larva 2004 - Bob Hasra

2028 Pale Tussock larva 2003 - Bob Hasra

Ireland
© photo: Bob Hasra
Ireland
© photo: Bob Hasra



Species Name

Scientific Name

72.017 BF2026 - The Vapourer

Orgyia antiqua

2026 - Vapourer 2005 - Clare Gray

2026 Vapourer - mating pair 2007 - Helen Bantock


© photo: Clare Gray
Mating pair observed at Alexandra Palace
Nb: The female is flightless
© photo: Helen Bantock

Notes to accompany image: In my last few days in Wales, I found a Vapourer larva whilst looking for pyrocantha mines. I brought it back to Crouch End and it pupated on 18.09.07. A female emerged on 27.09.07 and it was not released until 29.09.07, because the weather was so cold and windy. We took it to Alexandra Park as it was warm and sunny. When we arrived, the sun had gone in and nothing happened for the first 10 minutes, so we moved further into the park. The sun came out again as we left the moth on the grass near sallows, elms, and oaks. After five minutes, a male Vapourer appeared and then two more. It took a few minutes for the first male to find the female, even though they were in the box together! We left the female on her cocoon in a tree crevice - Helen Bantock



Species Name

Scientific Name

72.019 BF2061 - Buff Ermine

Spilosoma lutea

2061 Buff Ermine 2004 - Steven Penn

Stevenage
© photo: Steven Penn




Species Name

Scientific Name

72.020 BF2060 - White Ermine

Spilosoma lubricipeda

2060 White Ermine 2004 - Sandra Standbridge

2060 White Ermine 2008 - Helen George

Balls Wood
© photo: Sandra Standbridge
On a plant pot in my garden in Hayes
© photo: Helen George



Species Name

Scientific Name

72.022 BF2063 - Muslin Moth

Diaphora mendica

2063 female Muslin Moth 2004 - Steven Penn

female
Balls Wood
© photo: Steven Penn




Species Name

Scientific Name

72.024 BF2064 - Ruby Tiger

Phragmatobia fuliginosa

2064 Ruby Tiger 2005 - Steven Penn

Devon
© photo: Steven Penn




Species Name

Scientific Name

72.026 BF2057 - Garden Tiger

Arctia caja

2057 Garden Tiger larva 2003 - Bob Hasra

Ireland
© photo: Bob Hasra




Species Name

Scientific Name

72.031 BF2069 - The Cinnabar

Tyria jacobaeae

2069 Cinnabar larva 2003 - Bob Hasra

2069 Cinnabar 2009 - Robin Pearson


© photo: Bob Hasra
Aldbury Nowers
© photo: Robin Pearson

2069 Cinnabar 2007 - Martin Parr

Cinnabar 2069 2005 - Andrew Wood

Aldbury Nowers
© photo: Martin Parr

© photo: Andrew Wood



Species Name

Scientific Name

72.035 BF2037 - Rosy Footman

Miltochrista miniata

2037 Rosy Footman 2007 - Bob Hasra

Hungary
© photo: Bob Hasra




Species Name

Scientific Name

72.042 BF2039 - Red-necked Footman

Atolmis rubricollis

2039 Red-necked Footman 2009 - Alan Reynolds

18.06.09 Balls Wood
© photo: Alan Reynolds



Species Name

Scientific Name

72.063 BF2466 - The Blackneck

Lygephila pastinum

2466 The Blackneck 2004 - Steven Penn

Bedfordshire
© photo: Stephen Penn




Species Name

Scientific Name

72.078 BF2452 - Red Underwing

Catocala nupta

Red Underwing 2005 - Janet Waters

Brookmans Park
© photo: Mr. Waters




Species Name

Scientific Name

72.083 BF2463 - Burnet Companion

Euclidia glyphica

2463 Burnet Companion 2007 - Martin Parr

Aldbury Nowers
© photo: Martin Parr

2463 Burnet Companion 2003 - Trevor Chapman

2463 Burnet Companion 2005 - Andrew Wood

Wheathampstead
© photo: Trevor Chapman

© photo: Andrew Wood



Species Name

Scientific Name

72.084 BF2462 - Mother Shipton

Euclidia mi

2462 Mother Shipton 2005 - Andrew Wood

2462 Mother Shipton 2004 - Sandra Standbridge


© photo: Andrew Wood
Cornmill Meadow
© photo: Sandra Standbridge



Prominents and Kittens (Notodontidae super family)
Tussocks (Lymantriidae)
Snouts (Hypeninae)
including Tigers, Ermines and Footmen (Arctiidae)
Blacknecks (Toxocampinae)
including some Underwings (Erebinae)
Moth photo house index page
Moth introduction page

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