Bad News

Bad News

Observation - Bad News - UK and Ireland. Description: Whilst it is always nice to see a new species of moth I suspect we could have done without this one (assuming my ID is correct). When potted up the female very quickly released a lot of small black hairs. Examining her abdomen I suspect she may do som

Whilst it is always nice to see a new species of moth I suspect we could have done without this one (assuming my ID is correct).

When potted up the female very quickly released a lot of small black hairs. Examining her abdomen I suspect she may do something similar to Yellow-tail moths and collect some of the (irritating) hairs from her pupal case to transfer to her eggs as protection.