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Indoor moth

Observed: 10th September 2011 By: jeremyrjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebrates
Indoor moth
Description:

delighted to find this small striking (micro?) moth sheltering in my room - pink on abdomen, impressive antlers

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Black Arches (Lymantria monacha) interacts

Comments

DavidNotton's picture

Nun moth

interestingly just about every other country but the UK calls this species the Nun moth (or equivalent in their local language) from the species name monacha which is Latin for nun

DavidHowdon's picture

Nun

Apparently because the black and white colouration is suggestive of a nun's habit. Must admit I don't tend to associate nuns with striking black and white zig-zags with flashes of pink, put perhaps the namers of these moths had more interesting nuns that we get these days.