Shaded Broad-bar


The Shaded Broad-bar (Scotopteryx chenopodiata) is quite variable in color, but fairly easy to spot.
The forewings are a solid tan or dull brown with a distinct darker brown cross band.
This cross band consists of a number of narrower bands, of which the middle one is lighter and often has a grayish tint.
Usually there is a dark oblique line in the wing tip (as clearly visible on the 1st and 2nd photo).

Nature Reserve Urfttal, Schmetterlingspfad, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, 8 August 2022

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