Irish moths

Buff Tip, Phalera bucephala

Family: Notodontidae       Sub-family: Phalerinae

1994     *     Buff Tip     *     Phalera bucephala

Widespread, common
Wingspan: 42-55mm

Flight time: May-July
Habitat: Open woodland, scrub, hedges and gardens

Larvae feed (initially in large groups) on wide variety of deciduous trees, including sallows, Birch, Hazel, Oak, Alder

Buff Tip, Phalera bucephala (caterpillar)

Photographs: Ballingeary and Macroom, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. 2010

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