Lepidoptera The Maiden’s Blush Moth – Zonosoma Punctaria
The family Ephyrida contains only six British species, chiefly remarkable for the fact that their pupa generally resemble those of butterflies.
We choose for our example the pretty little Maiden’s Blush, so called on account of the soft reddish patch on the middle of each fore wing. It is represented in fig. 7 of
The caterpillar feeds on oak (Quercus Robur), from which it may be obtained by beating both in June and September. It is either green or tawny yellow, marked with yellow oblique lines on the sides.