Clouded Border

Lomaspilis marginata

Clouded Border (Lomaspilis marginata)

A beautiful and rather delicate looking moth, the Clouded Border is unmistakable with its pale wing colour and dark borders which can be quite variable in pattern. Wingspan up to 38mm.

The caterpillars feed on sallows and poplars. The adults are seen May to July, and are found in woods, on commons and heaths. Fairly common and widespread.

Photograph of Clouded Border (Lomaspilis marginata) taken in July 2015, rear garden, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2015. Camera used Nikon D3200, with Sigma 105mm macro lens.

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