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Moth  Black Arches

Black Arches Moth - Photo  Copyright 2008 G. Bradley

Latin name: Lymantria monacha

Size: Wingspan up to 54mm.

Found mainly in the southern half of the UK.

Months seen: July to September.

Habitat: Parks, woods and gardens.

Food: Caterpillars feed on oak leaves.

Special features: The black arches is a nocturnal moth which will readily come to light at night.

The white wings feature black semicircular, and zig-zag markings which give this moth its name. The abdomen features alternating pink and black bands.

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