Dotted Oak Knot-horn

Phycita roborella –Β  A small micro-moth with an attractive pattern and earthly coloured markings with shades of red, brown, black and grey. The larvae feeds on the leaves of oak, spinning them together to form a silken retreat.

Dotted Oak Knot-horn Phycita roborella

Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Nikon D7200
Date taken: 7th July 2018
Place: Attracted to moth trap, rear garden, Staffordshire

6 thoughts on “Dotted Oak Knot-horn

  1. WOW. I never would have thought I would miss moths. Like butterflies and dragon flies we don’t seem to have much of any little critters around here. This is a great photo. What camera do you use?

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    • Thank you πŸ™‚ I use a Nikon D7200, with a Sigma 105mm macros lens for this photo. Some moths can be as beautiful as butterflies, whilst others are so diverse and fascinating in their own ways.


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