Irish moths

Parsnip Moth, Depressaria heraclei

Family: Oecophoridae       Sub-family: Depressariinae

672     *     Parsnip Moth     *     Depressaria heraclei



Wingspan: 23-28mm

Flight time:
August-November, hibernating during winter, reappearing March-May.
Habitat: Waste ground, dry pastures

Food plant: Flowers and seeds of Hogweed and Wild Parsnip



Parsnip Moth, Depressaria heraclei
Parsnip Moth, Depressaria heraclei
Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. August 2011

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