Cosmia trapezina

Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina

A fairly variable moth in colouration, but generally brownish with distinct cross-lines and cross-band. It is unlikely to be confused with any other species. Wingspan 25 to 33mm.

Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina

The caterpillar feeds on other moth larvae as well as the leaves of various broadleaved trees and shrubs.

Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina

The adults fly July to September. Found in various habitats where there are trees and shrubs, especially woodland, hedgerows, parks and gardens. Common and widespread throughout.

Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina

July 2011, rear garden, Staffordshire.. © Pete Hillman 2011.

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