Irish moths

Fox Moth, Macrothylacia rubi

Family: Lasiocampidae

1638     *     Fox Moth     *     Macrothylacia rubi

Wingspan: 40-65mm

Flight time: May-July. Males fly by day, females at night
Habitat: Usually found in open woodland and on moors and commons

Larval food plants include Bramble, Bilberry, Heather, Creeping Willow

Fox Moth, Macrothylacia rubi

Fox Moth, Macrothylacia rubi, caterpillar

Fox Moth, Macrothylacia rubi
Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. Caterpillars: August 2010, September 2011. Adult: May 2011

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