Irish moths

Dun-bar, Cosmia trapezina

Family: Noctuidae       Sub-family: Amphipyrinae

2318     *     Dun-bar     *     Cosmia trapezina

Wingspan: 25-33mm. Colour is variable. Photo shows faded specimen

Flight time: July-August
Habitat: Deciduous woodland, hedges, parks, gardens

Larvae feed on leaves of most species of deciduous trees

Dun-bar, Cosmia trapezina

Dun-bar, Cosmia trapezina, larva
Dun-bar, Cosmia trapezina
Adult: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. 2010. Caterpillar: On Beech, May 2011

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