A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife
A lovely small arrow-shaped moth with a wing span of about 20 mm. Wings were tented and white mostly with sweeping brown markings which enhanced the aerodynamic shape. The under side was pale. Mouth parts were drawn out into twin brushes. Eyes were a pale grey and smooth antennae were sswept back.
Spotted on open grassland - nature reserve Larvae feed on grass.
These moths fly around in the grass, as you walk, and land just out of reach. This particular grassy area had several of these on the day. Family: Crambidae Subfamily: Crambinae