Irish moths

The Flame

Family: Noctuidae       Sub-family: Noctuinae

2098     *     The Flame     *     Axylia putris

Widespread, common
Wingspan: 27-32mm. Rests with wings tightly folded

Flight time: June-July
Habitat: Farms, gardens, hedgerows, heaths, woodland edges

Larvae feed on various low-growing herbaceous plants including Nettle and Hedge Bedstraw

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

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