Figure of Eight

    Diloba caeruleocephala

    NoctuidaeABH 73.033 B&F 2020

    This moth has declined considerably nationally, and Somerset is now something of a stronghold for it.  Here too it seems to have lost ground, no longer being recorded from the Poldens around Street or west Somerset between Bridgwater and Watchet, both areas where it once appears to have been frequent.  Most recent records seem to be from lowland south Somerset and the coast between Clevedon and Weston-super-Mare.

    Adult Verification Grade: 1

    Figure of Eight (Diloba caeruleocephala) photographed in Somerset by Nigel Voaden