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Mullein Moth

 We’ve seen the impressive caterpillar before and now here’s the adult.

Mullein moth

Extremely well disguised as a wood chip. Though not so much when I had to remove it from the rake and it hopped onto my jumper.

Mullein moth

The moth and caterpillar aren’t a problem on the allotment, as it mostly likes to eat buddleia or weeds. Does anyone else think the face looks like a baboon? Maybe it’s just me.

Mullein moth
I thought  it was going to have the word tufted in its name because of that impressive wedge hairstyle! But I was able to identify it through the Butterfly Conservation website, where they have a good ‘identify a moth’ page


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