A Muslin Moth

Found a single Muslin Moth in the trap this morning


This is a male- a common species which is normally on the wing from May to early June.

This is a female Muslin Moth (taken a few years ago) – the males and the females are distinctly different – something known as sexual dimorphism.

The caterpillars feed on a range of plants such as docks, Red Dead-nettle and plantains.

2 thoughts on “A Muslin Moth

  1. Lovely. He seems to have much broader antennae than she does, unless it is a trick of the light. I wonder what advantage that would give. Sartorially, they clearly belong in Regency England.

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