The very broad, flattened abdomen is characteristic making the insect appear "fat". Both sexes have pale blue, thin ante-humeral stripes and brown eyes. The wing bases are very dark brown.
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|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|Cistus Forester||Adscita geryon||
One of three similar species, this iridescent green moth can be difficult to distinguish from... more
Easily recognised by its smoky wings, which have relatively few veins; these are dark and widely... more
|Green Carpet||Colostygia pectinataria||
When freshly emerged the green colour of the forewing, combined with the wing markings, help to... more
|Silver Y Moth||Autographa gamma||
Has a conspicuous unbroken metallic silver Y-shaped mark on the forewing. The forewing also has... more
|Grass Rivulet||Perizoma albulata||
Typically the whitish forewing with extensive grey-brown cross-bands help to identify this moth... more