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Kent Moth Group


Buff Arches

Habrosyne pyritoides

Family: Drepanidae

RES: 65.009 B&F: 1653

Verification Grade (Adult):

Common and widespread throughout Kent, this is an attractive moth and always a good one to show people who think moths are brown, dull and boring. A highly distinctive species, perhaps a more accurate name would have been the Zig-zag Moth.

Flight Season: late May to August

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Buff Arches (Habrosyne pyritoides) within Kent. Use the control below to show data for a certain time period. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Click here for more information on how to submit data.

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The graph below shows at which time of the year Buff Arches (Habrosyne pyritoides) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each period of the year, and use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

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Photo Gallery

Below is a gallery of Buff Arches (Habrosyne pyritoides) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted Buff Arches (Habrosyne pyritoides) to the Kent database has varied since 1950. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each year, and use the control below to filter by a certain VC.

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External Links

More information about Buff Arches (Habrosyne pyritoides) can be seen on the external pages listed below: