Wednesday, 16 September 2015
A rather beautiful moth
Did you find any interesting moths during the recent Moth Night?
I have been going back over some of my photos and came across this one, taken beside the mill stream in Flatford in May. The moth is, I believe, a female Muslin Moth (Diaphora mendica or Cycnia mendica), although there seem to be similarities with the Water Ermine. Isn't she magnificent? You can see one laying eggs here. The male Muslin Moth is brown.You can see the caterpillar here.
A range of day-flying moths have been posted here. I was surprised to see how many there were, and the linked webpage only shows a selection.