Beautiful Brimstone

A moth that is often mistaken for a small butterfly because it’s on the wing during the day, the Brimstone is common throughout Europe frequenting light woodland, hedgerows and open countryside.  This species produces two broods a year so can be seen in any month between April and October.  It’s caterpillar has a double pointed hump in the middle of its back and may be either brown or green.  It feeds on various deciduous trees and shrubs including blackthorn (Prunus) and hawthorn (Crataegus).

Brimstone (Opisthograptis luteolata)


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