Three autumnal moths

I think autumnal moths are my favourites! I love the colours which I always think are mimicking the colours of the dying leaves on the trees.

barred-sallow
This is a Barred Sallow

sallow-2
This is a Sallow

beaded-chestnut
And this is the wonderfully named Lunar Underwing – so called because of the crescent moon shape on its uunderwing

All three species are common and all only appear as adults in the autumn.

One thought on “Three autumnal moths

  1. Curious. Eyes on a butterfly’s wing act as a target so that predators don’t grab the butterfly’s head; Lots and lots of moths have barred wings for camouflage as twigs; Why do they develop markings underneath their wings?

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