Common Marble Celypha lacunana

x2 images. This one is a little faded, but you can see how patterned this small Tortix moth is. It has a wingspan of up to 18mm. It is a very common species throughout the Britain. Double click if you wanna get closer… Rear garden. July 2019 © Pete Hillman.

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Yellow & Black & Hairy All Over

No wonder the birds don't fancy eating them and the Ragwort in the fields is teeming with these brightly coloured caterpillars of the The Cinnabar (Tyria jacobaeae), a moth which can be seen flying amongst the grasses during the daytime, especially when disturbed. Please see the adult below. Feel free to click the images to... Continue Reading →

Almost Like A Winged Carpet

The Small Grey (Eudonia mercurella) comes from a challenging group of moths to accurately identify. With a forewing length of up to 9mm (0.4in), this small moth can be quite variable, but can usually be identified by its white cross-lines and markings. The adults fly from June to September, and are attracted to light. They... Continue Reading →

A Strange One

This is quite a distinctive and unusual small moth. The Bird-cherry Ermine (Yponomeuta evonymella) has a forewing length of up to12.5mm (just over 0.5in). These moths frequently visit my garden, and they are often attracted to light. Its white silken forewings with fives rows of dots make this one of the easier ermels to identify,... Continue Reading →

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