The Four-spotted

    Tyta luctuosa

    NoctuidaeABH 73.031 B&F 2465

    A nationally scarce species that used to be widespread in southern and south-west England but is now very local and much declined. Turner (1955) considered it to be very scarce and local, with 19th century records from  Blue Anchor, Rock Hill and Aller. Modern records have come irregularly from scattered localities.  The species favours hot, well-drained, open, sites. Immigrants or vagrants may account for some records.

    Adult Verification Grade: 1

    The Four-spotted (Tyta luctuosa) photographed in Somerset by Nigel Voaden