BRIMSTONE MOTH: This beautiful moth has quite distinctive colouring: yellow with chestnut markings at the edges. You might even be able to spot one in your Otley garden during the day between April and October. When flying at night they are attracted to light. They over-winter as either a larva or pupa. The twig-like larvae feed on a variety of trees and bushes, including Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Rowan, and have a “horn” on their back. Their colour reflects their food-plant, and so can vary a great deal.
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