A rare vagrant to mainland Britain, the Pale Shoulder (Acontia lucida) is a species of moth in the Noctuidae family.

Resident only in Jersey (in Britain that is, this species is also found on continental Europe), this species will be
PaleShoulder ~ Ian Kimber

Pale Shoulder - Ian Kimber

seen there from June till August, and flies by both day and night. As it's name suggests, this species has a yellow-white shoulder mark. The head, thorax, and start of forewings are light grey, with the rest being blue-grey, and a white/yellow-white mark near the trailing edge. There is a fine white crossline near the border.


Pale Shoulder TL

When the Pale Shoulder is active

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