My Weird & Wonderful World of Moths. Black Arches-Lymantria monacha

by Steve Hawkeye December. 07, 2020 133 views
Black Arches-Lymantria monacha
Norfolk status; Widespread.
Mature woodland, heathland and scrub.
Forewing:	18-28mm
Flight:	One generation July - August
Foodplant:  	Various trees
Nat Status:	Local

Black Arches-Lymantria monacha Norfolk status; Widespread. Mature woodland, heathland and scrub. Forewing: 18-28mm Flight: One generation July - August Foodplant: Various trees Nat Status: Local

This attractive black and white macro moth species are attracted to the MV light trap on my wildlife meadow Norfolk UK from July and August often shows traces of bright pink on the body, especially the abdomen, which however is normally concealed when at rest. The males, are smaller than the females but have very large feathery antennae. Widespread throughout Norfolk UK, chiefly in woodland habitats. The larvae feed in the spring, usually on oak, but sometimes on coniferous trees.

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