Moths

We are always looking to improve our collection of pictures of moths. If you have taken a picture of one on Lismore, why not email it to us. Please let us know where and when you took it and (if you know it) what it is.

Common name Scientific name Gaelic name Picture Family Comments
December moth Poecilocampa populi Lasiocampidae
Fox moth Macrothylacia rubi Lasiocampidae
Drinker Philudoria potatoria Drinker Lasiocampidae
Flame carpet Xanthorhoe designata Geometridae
Red carpet Xanthorhoe munitata Geometridae
Common carpet Epirrhoe alternata Geometridae
Purple bar Cosmorhoe ocellata Geometridae
Barred straw Eulithis pyraliata Geometridae
Spinach Eulithis mellinata Geometridae
Chevron Eulithis testata Geometridae
Red-green carpet Chloroclysta siterata Geometridae
Dark marbled carpet Chloroclysta citrata Geometridae
Common marbled carpet Chloroclysta truncata Geometridae
July highflier Hydriomena furcata Geometridae
Tawny speckled pug Eupithecia icterata Geometridae
Triple spotted pug Eupithecia trisignaria Geometridae
Thyme pug Eupithecia distinctaria Geometridae
Treble bar Aplocera plagiata Geometridae
Magpie moth Abraxas grossulariata Magpie moth Geometridae
Brimstone moth Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Geometridae
Feathered thorn Colotois pennaria Geometridae
Mottled beauty Alcis repandata Geometridae
Brussels lace Cleorodes lichenaria Geometridae
Common wave Cabera exanthemata Geometridae
Yellow shell Camptogramma bilineata Geometridae
Light emerald Campea margaritata Geometridae
Ghost moth Hepialus humuli Hepialidae
Map-winged swift Hepialus fusconebulosa Hepialidae
Ruby tiger Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby tiger Arctiidae
Garden tiger Arctia caja Garden tiger Arctiidae
White ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda White ermine Arctiidae
Buff ermine Spilosoma luteum Arctiidae
Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae Cinnabar moth caterpillar Arctiidae
Burnished brass Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished brass Noctuidae
Silver hook Deltote uncula Silver hook Noctuidae
Gold spot Plusia festucae Gold spot Noctuidae
Gold spangle Autographa bractea Gold spangle Noctuidae
Beautiful golden Y Autographa pulchrina Beautiful golden Y Noctuidae
Silver Y Autographa gamma Silver Y Noctuidae
Dark spectacle Abrostola triplasia Noctuidae
Straw dot Rivula sericealis Noctuidae
Heart and dart Agrotis exclamationis Noctuidae
Flame shoulder Ochropleura plecta Noctuidae
Large yellow underwing Noctua pronuba Noctuidae
Lesser yellow underwing Noctua comes Noctuidae
True loverís knot Lycophotia porphyrea True lover's knot Noctuidae
Ingrailed clay Diarsia mendica Noctuidae
Small square-spot Diarsia rubi Noctuidae
Purple clay Diarsia brunnea Noctuidae
Double square-spot Xestia triangulum Noctuidae
Dotted clay Xestia baja Noctuidae
Ashworth's rustic Xestia ashworthii Noctuidae
Grey arches Polia nebulosa Noctuidae
Antler moth Cerapteryx graminis Noctuidae
Angle shades Phlogophora meticulosa Noctuidae
Dark arches Apamea monoglypha Noctuidae
Light arches Apamea lithoxylaea Noctuidae
Middle-barred minor Oligia fasciuncula Noctuidae
Common rustic Mesapamea secalis Noctuidae
Small wainscot Photedes pygmina Noctuidae
Ear moth Amphipoea oculea Noctuidae
Broom moth Ceramica pisi Noctuidae
Smoky wainscot Mythimna impura Noctuidae
Brindled ochre Dasypolia templi Noctuidae
Hebrew character Orthosia gothica Noctuidae
Campion Hadena rivularis Noctuidae
Shears Hada nana Noctuidae
Northern rustic Standfussiana lucernea Noctuidae
Anomalous Stilbia anomala Noctuidae
Rosy rustic Hydraecia micacea Rosy rustic Noctuidae
Grey chi Antitype chi Noctuidae
Small elephant hawk-moth Deilephila porcellus Small elephant hawk-moth Sphingidae
Hummingbird hawk-moth Macroglossum stellatarum Sphingidae
Poplar hawk-moth Laothoe populi Sphingidae
Six-spot burnet Zygaena filipendulae Six-spot burnet Zygaenidae
Emperor moth Saturnia pavonia Emperor moth Saturniidae
Elephant hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor Elephant hawk-moth Sphingidae
Knot grass moth Acronicta rumicis Knot grass moth Sphingidae

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