Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Micro Moth

Spotted this small moth (about 10mm long, wingspan about 18mm) hiding in the gap by my shed door. For once I was able to identify it - Dipleurina lacustrata

 2015-07-29-11.47.09 ZS 2 PMax

 2015-07-29-11.40.32 ZS PMax 2

These fly in June and July. The larvae feed on various mosses and lychens growing on tree trunks, rocks and walls.


  1. Spot on with the ID but where is a snap of the larva. I know a naughty bird ate it.

  2. Replies
    1. Simon: Even the smallest of creatures often have intricate markings, when you can get close enough to see them.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

Related Posts with Thumbnails