Irish moths

The Spectacle, Abrostola tripartita

Family: Noctuidae       Sub-family: Plusiinae

2450     *     The Spectacle     *     Abrostola tripartita

Widespread, common
Wingspan: 27-30mm

Flight time: May-August
Habitat: Open woodland, hedgerows, gardens, waste ground

Larval food plant: Nettle

Similar: Dark Spectacle

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

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