Irish moths

Old Lady, Mormo maura

Family: Noctuidae       Sub-family: Amphipyrinae

2300     *     Old Lady     *     Mormo maura

Widespread but scarce
Wingspan: 55-65mm

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

Old Lady, Mormo maura
Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. July 2011

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