Brimstone Moth

Opisthograptis luteolata – Another insect mesmerised by the garage light. I find at least one of these in the morning, They are quite common at the moment. Double-click image to get closer.

Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata

© Peter Hillman ♦ 10th May 2020 ♦ rear garden, South Staffordshire ♦ Nikon D7200

17 thoughts on “Brimstone Moth

    1. They do love our lights. They will just sit there for hours on end, basking in their glow, and will only move once the light has gone out.


  1. I can see where the common name came from, as the predominant color is just like sulfur. Again I am reminded of one that I see in Minnesota, the Io moth, although each underwing has a large black eye rimmed with red/orange. The overwing is very similar, though.

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