About moths – Black V moth

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 17.07.2016 - 09:01

Text and photos  Aare Lindtwww.loodusmuuseum.ee
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Black V moth

Black V moth


B.ack V moth      Nurklainelane        Arctornis l-nigrum


The black V moth was caught for the first time in Estonia in 1999, in Valga County, close to the Mustjõe river mouth.

Today, in about a decade it has become locally common in South Estonia and curently extends its distribution towards north. The moth flies in broadleaf forests in July and August.

The black V moth is easily recognizable by the black L-shaped patch in the centre of the white wings with greenish veins. The moth has noticeably large black eyes.


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