Moths to be found in and around Torphins Wood, Scotland

Ruby tiger, Phragmatobia fuliginosa

Ruby tiger Phragmatobia fuliginosa, caterpillar

The caterpillar grows up to 35 mm long, and is found in open woodland, downland, meadows and moorland. The foodplants include dock, dandelion, goldenrod and yarrow.

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Ruby tiger Phragmatobia fuliginosa

Arctia caja, the Garden tiger

Garden tiget, Arctica caja

Wingspan 45 - 70 mm.

Flies June to August.

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Eudonia mercurella.

Eudonia mercurella

Wingspan 16 - 19 mm.

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Grass moth, snout moth

grass moth

grass moth palps

Small and found furled up on graases and rushes, more>

Spilosoma lubricipeda, White ermine

White ermine caterpillar, Spilosoma lubricipeda

White ermine moth

Caterpillar length up to 40 mm

Found in a wide variety of habitats, and many types of low growing plants.

Caterpillar feeds from July to autumn.

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Argresthia brockeella

Yponomeutidae, Argresthia brockeelia

Wingspan 4.0 - 5.5 mm

Adults fly June and July

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Brown House Moth, Hofmannophila pseudospretella

 Brown House Moth, Hofmannophila pseudospretella

Adult wingspan 15 - 26 mm, body length 8 - 12 mm.

Seen year round indoors.

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White shouldered house moth, Endrosis sarcitrella

White shouldered house moth, Endrosis sarcitrella, adult

Wingspan 15 - 21 mm, body length 7 - 9 mm.

Seen year round indoors.

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Gillmeria pallidactyla, Yarrow plume

Gillmeria pallidactyla, Plume moth, Yarrow plume, adult

Wingspan 23 - 27 mm

Flies June and July.

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