November and December moths

In my blog the other day I was making up imaginary invertebrates …. of course there are a number of moths still on the wing including these two.

Dec2This is the December moth – I always want to say ‘get yourself a haircut or you won’t be able to see properly’.

Dec1The December moth is a relatively common moth in Devon and is on the wing from now until the middle of January. Its larvae feed on a range of deciduous tree leaves. It is found around the fringes of Dartmoor but not on the high moor. It is one of the eggar moths

Nov2This is probably the November moth but it looks very similar to the Autumnal moth and the Pale November moth

Nov1It is quite common in Devon and around the fringes of Dartmoor and again the caterpillars feed on deciduous tree leaves. It is a geometrid moth.

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