Brimstone Moth

Opisthograptis luteolata

Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)

Unmistakable moth with its attractive bright yellow colouration and light-brown flecks on the forewing tips. Wingspan up to 37mm.

Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)

The caterpillar feeds on Blackthorn, Hawthorn, and other rosaceous trees and shrubs.

It flies April to October, in two to three generations. Readily attracted to light.

Found in gardens, woods, hedges, scrub, heaths and downs. Common and widespread throughout.

Photographs of Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) taken June 2014, rear garden, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2014. Camera used Nikon D3200, with Sigma 105mm macro lens.


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