Irish moths

Diurnea fagella

Family: Oecophoridae        Sub-family: Chimabachinae 

663     *     Diurnea fagella

Wingspan: 19-29mm. Two colour forms occur

Flight time: March-May
Habitat: Woodlands

Larvae feed on leaves of a wide range of deciduous trees

Similar: Diurnea lipsiella. October-November

Diurnea fagella

Diurnea fagella

Diurnea fagella
Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. March 2011

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