Owlet Moths

The Owlet Moths (Noctuidae) are mostly dull-colored butterflies that are active at night. Most species have grey colors, but there are also species whose rear wings are brightly colored. The forewings often have two owl marks, the oval and kidney marks. The wingspan is usually a maximum of 50 mm. The owls family is the largest family within the Dutch macro moths. The spotted owls belong to the subfamilies Acronictinae, Amphipyrinae, Bryophilinae, Cuculliinae, Eustrotiinae, Hadeninae, Heliothinae, Ipimorphoninae, Oncocnemidinae, Noctuinae, Plusiinae, Stiriinae, and the Xyleninae. Particularly in the division of the owlet moths into subfamily and tribe, I encountered some major differences. My starting point remains the NCBI of the US government.

The Sycamore - 2017 Marbled Beauty - 2020

The Shark - 2019 Pretty Marbled - 2020

Bordered Sallow - 2018 Gold Spot - 2019