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.