Lepidoptera The Waved Umber Moth – Hemerophila Abruptaria
The most gaily coloured member of this family is the Waved Umber, shown in fig. 6 of
The caterpillar is very dark brown, with a white collar on the front of the second segment. It feeds in June and July on privet (Ligustrum vulgare) and the cultivated rose trees of flower gardens, and probably also on the dog rose (Rosa canina). When full grown it spins a silken cocoon in a fork of one of the twigs, and there undergoes its metamorphoses.