This distinctive moth has sometimes been mistaken for the Small Blue butterfly. It rarely varies in colour but may become browner with wear. This moth is usually very active by day, especially in... More
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|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|Dew Moth||Setina irrorella||
An unmistakeable moth due to its colouration and the configuration of markings. Can vary in... more
|Chinese Character||Cilix glaucata||
Lacks hooked wing-tips.
|Least Minor||Photedes captiuncula||
The male is smaller than the female with a less distinct central cross band. The male is similar... more
|Gold Spangle||Autographa bractea||
Forewing is plain, dark-reddish clouded with dull pinkish brown or sometimes greyish-brown.... more
|Evergestis pallidata||Evergestis pallidata||
A fairly distinctive moth with pale creamy wings laced with dark brown markings.