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Brimstone moth

Opisthograptis luteolata

Description:

The brimstone moth is an insect with bright yellow wings and hair covering its body. Wings also contain brown patches centered in white lining the edges. At rest wings may be folded flat or perpendicular to body line.

Habitat:

Larval habitats include birch, blackthorn and currant among many others

Notes:

The moth gets it's name from it's sulphur yellow colour, with brimstone being another name sulphur. This moth is commonly seen between summer and early autumn in the UK.

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1 Comment

JanineLingTurner
JanineLingTurner 7 years ago

would you please consider adding your uk arthropod spottings to
The U.K Arthropod Survey,Thanks!
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/4649...

hg_williams3
Spotted by
hg_williams3

Trafford, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jul 13, 2013
Submitted on Jul 24, 2013

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