Irish moths

Antler Moth

Family: Noctuidae       Sub-family: Hadeninae 

2176     *     Antler Moth     *     Cerapteryx graminis

Locally common
Wingspan: 27-39mm. Black streaks can be variable

Flight time: July-August
Habitat: Open acidic grasslands, heaths and moors

Larvae feed on grasses including Sheep's Fescue and Purple Moor-grass

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

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