Family: Noctuidae Sub-family: Amphipyrinae
2300 * Old Lady * Mormo maura
Widespread but scarce
Flight time: July-August
Habitat: Damp woodland, marshes, gardens and waste ground. Hides in sheds and old buildings during the day.
Larval feed on a range of herbaceous plants in the autumn and usually on leaves of woody plants (including Blackthorn) during spring.
Old Lady, Mormo maura
Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. July 2011