Lepidoptera The Light Arches Moth – Xylophasia Lithoxylea
The fore wings of this species are very light ochreous, with a light brown patch on the middle of the costa, and patches of the same colour along the hind margin; also a row of small black dots parallel with the same margin. The hind wings are pale ochreous: they are brownish along the hind margin, and have a light fringe.
The moth is very common in waste places, and flies in June and July.
The caterpillar is of a dirty white colour, dotted with black, and has a black head. It feeds on the roots of grasses in May.