Marsh Oblique-barred

    Hypenodes humidalis

    ErebidaeABH 72.06 B&F 2485

    This small, nationally scarce,  species of boggy moorland, heathland, swamps, marshes and fens could be mistaken for a micro moth. It flies in late afternoon and evening and comes to light. Turner (1955) lists it as rare and very local. Since then it has been recorded in small numbers and irregularly, mainly on the Somerset Levels.

    Adult Verification Grade: 2

    Marsh Oblique-barred (Hypenodes humidalis) photographed in Somerset by Steve Chapple