Buff-tip (Phalera bucephala) is a moth of the family Notodontidae. Fantastic camouflage as it looks just like a broken piece of twig from a distance. In fact I mistakenly tried to pick one up once thinking it was. It really made me jump when it came alive as I touched it! Taken in a garden on the Devon and Cornwall border, UK.
Common June and July. Habitat is parks, gardens, woodland edges, scrub and hedgerows. Its caterpillars eat the leaves of leaves of lime, birch, hazel and willow.
Folder: BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS
Uploaded: Aug 16, 2016