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Black Arches

Lymantria monacha


The moth has white forewings with black connected wavy arches which gives the moth its name. The light brown hindwings have white fringes having black spots. Female is larger and has elongated wings. The moth also has a characteristic biscuit-coloured abdomen with a black band. The moth has a wingspan of 4 to 5 cm.


Europe. British Isles. Palearctic regions of Asia. Japan.

1 species ID suggestions

Black Arches
Lymantria monacha

1 Comment

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Striking! Here is my reference link:

Полошки Регион, Macedonia

Lat: 41.65, Long: 20.74

Spotted on Jul 9, 2013
Submitted on Jul 9, 2013

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