Icing on The Moth

Clouded Silver (Lomographa temerata) – I thought this was quite an interesting view which makes the moth appear like it has been iced all over. You really need to double-click to appreciate it. It was taking a drink from the moistened moss.

Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata

Attracted to moth trap, rear garden, June 2018. Nikon D7200 © Peter Hillman.

Clouded Silver

Lomographa temerataThis is a very fine white moth with brownish markings on the forewings and hindwings. There is usually a dark spot in the centre of each forewing. Wingspan 22 to 26mm. The caterpillars feed on various  trees including hawthorn and blackthorn. The adults fly May to early July. Attracted to light. Found in woodland, hedgerows, bushy places, including parks and gardens. Resident and suspected immigrant. Common and widespread, but scarcer further north into Scotland.

Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata

Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata

Attracted to light, rear garden, June 2013. Nikon Coolpix P500 © Peter Hillman