About moths – Pebble prominent

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 25.05.2016 - 10:36

Text and photos  Aare Lindtwww.loodusmuuseum.ee

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Pebble prominent moth

Pebble prominent


Pebble prominent     Siksak-hammastutlane   Notodonta ziczac (Linnaeus, 1758)


The pebble prominent occurs in all Estonia and it is quite common locally.  The mothe fly in broadleaf and mixed forests, and in parks and gardens from mid-May until mid-June, a few specimens can also be seen later. In the second half of summer the second generation appears but it is not as numerous as the springtime one.

The pebble prominent flies at night and it is easy to recognize from its particular wing pattern.

The caterpillars feed on willows and aspens.


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