Brindled Beauty

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Description:
The Brindled Beauty (Lycia hirtaria) is a small Palearctic moth.

Description

The Brindled Beauty is a furry moth, which has brown wings with a brindled brown and white pattern which provides near-perfect camouflage on tree trunks and also gives the moth its name. The females have a pale yellow suffusion on the wings and the front edges of their forewings are paler. The moth has a wingspan of 4–5 cm.

Habits

The Brindled Beauty is nocturnal.

Range

Europe.

Life cycle

The caterpillar of the Brindled Beauty ranges from greyish-green to brown in colour and has black and yellow spots.

Foodplants

The caterpillar feeds on broad-leaved trees.

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References

  • Carter, David - Butterflies and Moths (Dorling Kindersley Handbooks), Dorling Kindersley Ltd. London, 1992 ISBN 0-7513-2707-7.







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