1.Coronet, Marbled Coronet, Poplar Grey and Knot Grass dark noctuids with a light
2.Dot Moth, Black Rustic and Common Rustic agg. Dark noctuids with a light kidney
Coronet - a very variable species
Kidney mark is dark. A bright ‘coronet’ mark just below it
Often other markings are as bright as the ‘coronet’ mark.
Some forms are so dark that the ‘coronet’ mark is not obvious
Similar to the Coronet but the Oval mark is part of a white band going halfway across
Note : There is also a Varied Coronet in which the white band through the Oval mark
goes right across the forewing
1 or 2 white marks on each forewing next to the trailing edge
Often has marks similar to Knot Grass but marks not pure white and usually more than
two on each forewing
Common Rustic agg.,Black Rustic, Dot Moth,
There are 3 moths-Common Rustic, Lesser Common Rustic and Remm’s Rustic -which
it is generally accepted are too variable and too similar to be told apart except
by dissection so they are usually referred to jointly as Common Rustic agg.
A mallet-shaped mark behind the head - not always distinct.
Centre of the kidney mark lighter than the rest of the forewing.
Tip and outer edge of the forewing gently rounded.
Common Rustic agg. They are very variable but the aggregate group have marks in common
which distinguish them from other species.
A small orange protrusion usually visible.
The Coronet and Common Rustic groups are very variable. There are a number of other
species which are easily recognisable themselves but that the above moths could be
Black Rustic and Dot Moth are given here as examples that black forms could be mistaken