Old Lady Mormo maura

Noctuidae » Xyleninae

Old Lady Mormo maura

Old Lady Mormo maura (Linnaeus, 1758) 73.107 BF2300

You know when this one pays a visit because it is fairly large. It has a wingspan of 55 to 65mm. Not one of the brightest of moths, but it has an interesting pattern.

The adult flies July to September, and will come to light in small numbers. It can be seen in various habitats including woodland, hedgerows and gardens. The larva feeds on herbaceous plants in the autumn, and in spring it usually feeds on woody plants. A resident species which is local and widespread.

© Pete Hillman August 2017.

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