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Opisthograptis luteolata (BrimStone Moth)

Appearance.


These moths were discovered in 1758, They have lime green legs and wings with Brown and grey markings. They are found across the world and are around 32-37 mm in length (Medium size).


Enclosure.


You can find these moths in fields, grasslands, towns, gardens and forests. When housing the brim stone moth it's best to keep then in a greenhouse are make a small bug house in you garden for them (This might not always work and could be inhabited by other insects) These insects can also be found near garden lights especially one that produce heat.


Whats does the brimstone moth eat?


The brimstone moth eats leaves from Blackthorn, hawthorn and some types of flowers. For the drinks it's mostly muddy water. Drinking muddy water lets the moth absorb the nutrients.


Lifecycle.


1st stage-Eggs These look like small, green dots on leaves.

2nd stage-caterpillar(larva) The caterpillar is extremely good at camouflaging as it's either green or brown and fits perfectly on small twigs or sticks.

3rd stage-pupa (cocoon)

4th stage-Brimstone moth








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