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Mullein moth (Cucullia verbasci)


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The mullein moth can be found in gardens and open ground in Europe, Armenia and Syria. This moth has only one generation per year. It is rare to see the adults, however they fly between April to May. Their wings are dark brown and pointed, with scalloped edges. Much more prominent and brightly coloured are the caterpillars with black and yellow spotted markings and a wing span of between 45 and 50 mm. They can be found feeding on mulleins and figwort from May to July. Picture taken 1st July 2006 at Bedford.

25th Jul 2006 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Caterpillar Insect Animal

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