Oak Beauty Moth

Oak Beauty Moth March Sussex

An Oak Beauty moth in March

And what a beauty?! This lovely moth was banging and crashing into our kitchen window last night, yet it’s still very early in the year. It’s March, and it feels far too cold for butterflies and moths.

The Oak Beauty is quite a common moth and flies in March and April, laying eggs on oak trees (and other trees too – but the people who named it the ‘oak’ beauty obviously didn’t realise that at the time). It’s a chunky moth, 2 inches across with a wide body and a very strong head ideally suited to banging against kitchen windows. Our friend here was resting in the afternoon sunshine, perhaps he had a headache…

 

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