The white Snowy Urola stands out on dense green foliage with its white, satiny wings and a golden border.
A type of Grass-veneer moth, the Snowy Urola is fond of lawns and turf. This tiny white moth has a shimmer or luster on its white forewings. A small dark spot on the inner edge of the forewing lies right at the center. A clean, brown border along the bottom of the wings has dark brown dashes along the upper edge. The long fringe at the bottom of the wings is golden brown. Long brown antennae are usually tucked back, resting on the wings. Smaller hindwings are also white, but they are also translucent, letting light shine through them. Snowy Urola Moths are attracted to lights at night. Its caterpillars feed on grasses and privet hedges. They can be found anywhere grass is growing.
Scientific Name: Urola nivalis
Butterfly or Moth
Size (Adult; Length): 15mm to 23mm (0.59in to 0.90in)
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Butterfly and Moth Anatomy
Antennae: Butterflies and Moths have a pair of antennae on the head used as sensors.
Head: The head is home to the insect's eyes, antennae, and proboscis.
Thorax: Home to the three pairs of legs as well as vital internal organs.
Abdomen: Contains vital internal organs such as the heart(s) and reproduction facilities.
Forewing: The upper, forward wing pair used for flying.
Hindwing: The lower, rearward wing pair used for flying.
NOTE: Butterflies and Moths are part of the Lepidopteran order as they share many similarities.