Antler Moth
Fact File
Taken at Broch of Gurness on 19th July 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.




 

 

Scientific Name:
Order:
Family:
Cerapteryx graminis.
Noctuidae.
Lepidoptera.
Larval Food:
Adult Food:
Wingspan:

Description:



Flies/Found:

Various grasses including Deschampsia, Festuca and Nardus.
Wide range of flowers.
Male: 27-32 mm: Female: 35 - 39 mm.
The forewings are brown, speckled with black and
marked with a bold white branched basal streak which
gives the species its common name. The hindwings are
dark brown with a white fringe.
July - September.