Mullein

Picked up this moth in the trap last night:

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A Mullein.

 

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How wonderful is this moth? A moth of calcareous habitats, it flies in late April to May and lives up to five years in captivity.

Its caterpillars look quite striking too and feed on Mulleins, Figworts and Buddleias. Not quite sure what Mulleins and Figworts look like, but will try to check them out to see if I can see the Mullein caterpillars which look like this:

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A Mullein caterpillar

Once seen, not forgotten!

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