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Figure of eight

Diloba caeruleocephala

Description:

The forewing has a white stigma which is shaped like the figure eight, from which the moth gets its name.

Habitat:

Caterpillar feeds on the hawthorn (Cratagus oxyacantha) and various fruit trees; and on the twigs of these (especially the hawthorn) the little clusters of eggs may be seen during the winter.

Notes:

An autumnal species mainly associated with woodland clearings and old mature hedgerows.

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7 Comments

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 7 years ago

Awesome action shot!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Great!

Vital
Vital 9 years ago

Спасибо, Ирина!

IrinaSh
IrinaSh 9 years ago

!!Великолепный кадр!!!

Vital
Vital 9 years ago

Thank You! A real beauty indeed!

RiverValleyRunner
RiverValleyRunner 9 years ago

Wow. Stunning.

Vital
Vital 9 years ago

Updated picture.

Vital
Spotted by
Vital

Mustjala vald, Estonia

Spotted on Sep 25, 2012
Submitted on Oct 9, 2012

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