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Day-flying moths

Six-spot burnet moths on flower head, by Wendy Wilson

Six-spot Burnet moths. A day-flying moth that is relatively common on the reserve, and easy to see between June and August.


The table below shows which day-flying moths you might see (or night-flying moths you may disturb) on the reserve and when. Clicking on the name of the moth will take you either to the national Butterfly Conservation website, or the UK Moths website for a picture and full description.


  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Mother Shipton         x x x          
Six-spot Burnet           x x x        
Burnet Companion         x x x          
Cinnabar         x x x x        
Pyrausta Aurata (Mint Moth)     x x x x x x x x    
Brimstone Moth       x x x x x x x    
Silver Y       x x x x x x x    
Common Carpet         x x x x x x    
Angle Shades         x x x x x x    
Small Magpie           x x          
Treble-bar         x x x x x      
Blood-vein         x x x x x      



You may also be interested in:
pdf iconPyrausta species ('mint moths') identification guide, by Dave Wilton

pdf iconGrass Moths Guide 2009, by the Berkshire Moth Group

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