large black and white moth
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I agree it's Lymantria monacha but hadn't come across the name "Nun Moth" before, it's always been Black Arches to me. Intrigued to know where Nun Moth comes from?
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monacha is Latin for a nun. Virtually every other European language which has a common name for it has a name that means the equivalent of Nun moth or Nun, also most of the scientific literature in English by non-UK scientists (of which there is a great deal since it is a pest in Europe) refers to it the Nun moth. It seems only in the UK is it the Black Arches.
Thanks David, didn't know that.
Lat/Lng: 51.864, -1.4941
OS grid ref: SP349185
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