RSPBArne: Things in life aren't always black and white but glad this is! A beautiful Black Arches. #moth https://t.co/QZeWbllID6

RSPBArne: Things in life aren't always black and white but glad this is! A beautiful Black Arches. #moth https://t.co/QZeWbllID6

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Common Name Black Arches
Scientific Name Lymantria monacha
Interest Level
3/5
Related Species Kitten, Prominent and Tussock moths
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Summary

It is, perhaps, strange that this predominantly white moth should be called the black arches. When you look at closely, however, you can see a series of black arches across the forewings and I guess that is where the name comes from.

This smart, attractive moth is quite common in August and is mainly a species of woodland and you may, apparently, ocassionally find them asleep during the day on oak tree trunks which is the main food plant of its larvae.


 

 

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Black Arches from last night's moth trap https://t.co/4PF4EP1xN4
Tweet Date:
03/07/2017 - 15:00
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Things in life aren't always black and white but glad this is! A beautiful Black Arches. #moth https://t.co/QZeWbllID6
Tweet Date:
12/07/2017 - 10:15
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Only about a dozen moths this morning after a wet night, but always nice to see a Black Arches #teammoth https://t.co/222e8hI2Kw
Tweet Date:
22/07/2017 - 17:00
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Title: RSPB Arne

RSPBArne: Safe to say the #bluebells are in full bloom at #RSPBGarstonWood A stunning #wildflower display! https://t.co/PY8J9fzK7N

Tweet Date:
12/04/2017 - 09:45
Last viewed: 2 days 14 hours ago
Total views: 80
Title: RSPB Arne

RSPBArne: First sighting in this morning was a Cuckoo out at Shipstal. Great way to start a bank holiday weekend! https://t.co/cO6Ea82F60

Tweet Date:
29/04/2017 - 11:15
Last viewed: 18 hours 52 sec ago
Total views: 104
Title: RSPB Arne

RSPBArne: Well worth waiting for tiny little fluttery things to land. This Mint Moth was a real treat today. #moths #bugs https://t.co/isKeVTw3Ve

Tweet Date:
11/05/2017 - 18:30
Last viewed: 1 day 7 hours ago
Total views: 76
Title: RSPB Arne

RSPBArne: These frisky Hairy Shieldbugs were also enjoying the sunshine! #bugs https://t.co/849KSwKH9m

Tweet Date:
11/05/2017 - 18:15
Last viewed: 4 days 10 hours ago
Total views: 61
Title: RSPB Arne

RSPBArne: Insect life was literally heating up today. Dozens of these Crucifer Shieldbugs in the cafe garden today. #bugs https://t.co/W3hi6sD23r

Tweet Date:
11/05/2017 - 18:15
Last viewed: 7 hours 28 min ago
Total views: 51
Title: RSPB Arne

RSPBArne: Photo bombed by a bee! Not sure this female Swollen-thighed Beetle was happy about it. #Springwatch https://t.co/7vfX0MzQkX

Tweet Date:
10/06/2017 - 18:30
Last viewed: 2 days 11 hours ago
Total views: 53
Title: RSPB Arne

RSPBArne: Marsh Helleborine. A great reason protect our roadside verges. 40 of these currently flowering along road to Arne. https://t.co/bKpPjDOVpu

Tweet Date:
06/07/2017 - 09:00
Last viewed: 9 hours 1 min ago
Total views: 22
Title: RSPB Arne

RSPBArne: A harmlessly terrifying Wood Wasp. All was fine once we explained its an ovipositor not a stinger!! https://t.co/1r8zxzUOuY

Tweet Date:
08/07/2017 - 19:45
Last viewed: 9 hours 1 min ago
Total views: 25
Title: RSPB Arne

RSPBArne: Things in life aren't always black and white but glad this is! A beautiful Black Arches. #moth https://t.co/QZeWbllID6

Tweet Date:
12/07/2017 - 10:15
Last viewed: 9 hours 38 sec ago
Total views: 22
Title: RSPB Arne

RSPBArne: Lunchtime means checking out the cafe garden. Hornet mimic Hoverfly todays highlight. https://t.co/jVQBPT1PdD

Tweet Date:
13/07/2017 - 14:15
Last viewed: 1 min 15 sec ago
Total views: 33
Title: RSPB Arne

RSPBArne: Moth trap over run with footmen today such as this Rosy Footman. Other moths were being well looked after... https://t.co/RDgMiosrjF

Tweet Date:
18/07/2017 - 19:30
Last viewed: 9 hours 54 sec ago
Total views: 25

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