Arthropod: Muslin Moth

By: Cabella Smith

Scientific Name: Diaphora Mendica

Normal Habitat

Frequents may open habitats, including sand-duns, gardens, and hedgerows

Geographical Home

Their geographical homes are England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland

Feeding Habits

A Muslin Moth is a herbivore, and their diets consist of dock,dandelion, chickweed, purple-major grass, and eared sallow

life Cycle

  • The egg is a tiny, round, oval, or cylindrical shape. They lays eggs near caterpillar food
  • the larva is long, worm-like stage of the moth. As it grows it sheds it skin so it can grow
  • Pupa is the transformation stage within which the caterpillar tissue is broken down
  • Imago is when the moth or butterfly comes out of its cocoon

Body Shape

  • medium size
  • almost looks like a cocoon
  • 6 legs
  • has fur on its head
  • spotted wings