Another pretty moth

Yesterday I saw another pretty moth on our path. It’s also black and white but quite different from the other one.

Another pretty moth on the path

I googled it as usual. I think it’s a marbled white moth. The pattern is absolutely identical but the colour of our moth is much more faded than the photographs on google. Our moth was there a long time and I wondered if it was at the end of it’s life however when I next checked it had disappeared.


I have just googled again and now think it’s a marbled white butterfly. Both look the same but the moth is found from India to the Philippines and from Japan to Papua New Guinea¬† whereas the butterfly is found in the U.K. and flies in July so that fits.

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4 Responses to Another pretty moth

  1. Jenny says:

    I agree with your updated id. Pretty butterfly.

    • Carol says:

      What threw me is that our butterfly was much paler in colour than most of the photos but when I scrolled through more photos I found some pale ones. I wonder if the males have more colour than females or perhaps they fade as they age.

      I should have read where they are found to start with. Sometimes I am in too much of a hurry to squeeze a post out.

  2. marion says:

    I have seen a lot of these butterflies in our garden this year, they do look as though they have faded.

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