Bryophilinae

The Bryophilinae are a subfamily of the owlet moths (Noctuidae).

Marbled Beauty – 2015 (NL)

The Marbled Beauty (Bryophila domestica) has a wing which has light grey to white as a base colour. On the wing, there are green, greyish-green and sometimes pale yellow spots. The transverse lines and the kidney mark are clearly visible. It can be distinguished from the Marbled Green (Nyctobrya muralis) by the transverse lines that run to the inner edge, which is not the case with the Marbled Green. The Marbled Beauty often rests on walls or roofs during the day and flies in one generation from June to September. The wingspan is 20-25mm. Host plant: lichens on stones, roofs, walls and trees. Dutch name: Lichte korstmosuil. Frisian name: –

 

Marbled Green – 2017 (NL)

The Marbled Green (Nyctobrya muralis) can occur in different shades in colour. The colour of the wings varies from greenish-white to olive-green and contains a variable pattern of green or sometimes orange-brown spots. The inner transverse line does not extend to the inner edge of the wing as does the first transverse line. The latter bends in the direction of the inner transverse line so that between these lines a light spot in the form of a three-leaf clover becomes visible. The black cross lines are generally clearly visible. The flying period is in one generation from June to September and the wingspan is 27-34mm. Host plant: lichens on stones, walls, roofs and trees. Dutch name: Groene korstmosuil. Frisian name: –