Ash-bark Knot-horn


Euzophera pinguis – Quite an unmistakable micro-moth with distinctive zig-zag markings. The larvae feed under the living bark of ash, which if becoming infested may kill the tree. This is a localised species in England.


Ash-bark Knot-horn Euzophera pinguis


Ash-bark Knot-horn Euzophera pinguis


Ash-bark Knot-horn Euzophera pinguis


Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Nikon D7200
Date taken: 20th July 2017
Place: Attracted to moth trap, rear garden, Staffordshire


 

6 thoughts on “Ash-bark Knot-horn

  1. It is amazing that such a small and beautiful creature can fell big trees.
    Seeing what is happening now it reminds me of one small bacteria
    can cause so much harm. Nations at a stand still, people falling…

    Nature is an ever mysterious phenomenon.

    miriam

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