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The Dark Spectacle (Abrostola triplasia) is a species of moth in the Plusiinae family.

This species is quite common in the south and west of Britain, but is scarcer further north

Abrostola triplasia ~ Dark Spectacle

Dark Spectacle ~

and east. This species is similar to the Spectacle, but is generally darker, with dark "spectacles". This species usually has a reddish tinge to the dark wings, espcially near the crosslines. This species is sometimes tinged pink or lilac.

Possible confusion species: Spectacle (see comparison picture

Dark Spectacle TL

When the Dark Spectacle is active