Lepidoptera Diurnea Fagella Moth

This moth represents the small family Epigraphiida, containing only six species, all of which appear in the winter or early spring.

Fagella Moths Fig. 234.-Fagella.

The present species is very common in most parts, and may be seen at rest on the barks of trees in March and April.

The fore wings are usually pale grey or yellowish grey, and dotted with brown; but there is a great variety both in the depth of the ground colour and the distinctness of the markings. Our illustration gives the usual appearance of the insect.

The caterpillar feeds on various trees in September and October, always protected between leaves that it has spun together.