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Noctuidae

The Noctuidids are the largest family of moths in Britain. Mostly medium sized with stout bodies. Most species are nocturnal, and will come to light, as well as flowers, over-ripe fruit, and sugar. Species range from the Fan-foots to the Arches.

While most hold their wings close to their bodies, there is some range. The Flame holds it's wings close to it's body, while the Waved Black holds it's wings like that of a Geometrid.

There are over 400 British species, in many genus.


Here are some of the genus:

Euxoa: 4 British species. These darts are similar to Agrotis.

Agrotis: One of the larger British genus, this genus contains most of the dart species, including Heart and Dart, Shuttle-shaped Dart and Dark Sword-grass.

Axylia: One British species. Similar to Agrotis, but holds wings around the body at rest.

Actebia: Small genus. Very Similar to Agrotis.

Ochropleura: Similar to Agrotis.

Standfussiana: One British species. Fairy similar to some of the Amphipyrinae.

Rhyacia: One British species. Fairy similar to some of the Amphipyrinae.

Noctua: The yellow underwings.

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