Lepidoptera Depressaria Nervosa Moth

Nervosa Moth Fig. 237.-Nervosa-Twice Natural Size.

The next family-Gelechiida-is represented by the species Nervosa, which is common in many localities.

Its fore wings are reddish brown, and are marked by a number of short longitudinal streaks of a darker colour. The hind wings are light grey.

The caterpillar is black, marked with black spots in white rings, and having yellow side stripes. It feeds on the flowers of the hemlock water dropwort (Œnanthe crocata) during June and July.

The moth flies in August and September.