A Master of Disguise

Buff-tip Phalera bucephala

This moth, the Buff-tip (Phalera bucephala), looks remarkably like a broken Silver Birch Twig when at rest.

Buff-tip Phalera bucephala

To learn more about this magnificent moth please visit my Back Garden Moths blog.


18 thoughts on “A Master of Disguise

  1. It’s astonishing how specific some camouflage is. This moth would stand out clearly on any flowers. Does it only feed on the sap from broken birch twigs, or does it feed on flowers at night when predators aren’t looking and rest on tree bark in the day?

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