Dot Moth Melanchra persicariae

Noctuidae » Hadeninae

Dot Moth Melanchra persicariae

Dot Moth Melanchra persicariae (Linnaeus, 1761) 73.270 BF2155

Wingspan 37-40mm. Quite a distinctively dark coloured moth with white kidney markings.

Dot Moth Melanchra persicariae

The adult flies July to August, and is found in various habitats, including gardens. The larva feeds on a wide range of plants.

© Pete Hillman July 2017.

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