Bug of the Week: Bright-lines Brown-eyes


It’s getting to be that time of the year when a bedroom light and an open window can lead to an extra bit of entomology before drifting off to sleep. Earlier this week, I was treated to a visit by this pretty-little noctuid moth: Bright-lines brown-eyes (Lacanobia oleracea). I have many wonderful memories of moths flying about before bed, in particular my brother and I spotting luna moths (Actias luna) doing circles of the street lamp outside our window. This particular species isn’t quite as majestic as a luna moth, but definitely a lovely reminder that summer is on the way. It’ll be cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha) season next (Hooray!).

Best wishes,


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