Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Noctuidae   Checklist Number: 73.113

Phlogophora meticulosa   Linnaeus

Angle Shades

A common migrant which can be found in any month of the year, but mainly occurs from May to October. A distinctive moth, which rests with its wings closed and can often be found during the day resting in the open, on walls, fences or vegetation. The caterpillars feed on a wide range of herbaceous plants including common nettle (Urtica dioica), broad-leaved dock (Rumex obtusifolius) and bramble (Rubus fruiticosus)