Image 99 of 1477
Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina Length 30mm. A distinctive, elongated moth that resembles a fragment of wood. Adult has pale greyish-buff forewings; seen sideways on it has prominences along the back, palps that project at head end, and a projecting tufted tip to the abdomen. Double-brooded in the south: flies May–June, and again in August. Larva feeds on sallows and Aspen. Widespread and common in southern and central England and Wales; more local further north.