The most common species of outdoor moths are:
The Coddling Moth – they are grey with brown patches on their forewings and golden or copper markings. They like to feed on ripened fruits, destroying people’s crops
The Gypsy Moth – the females of this species are white with dark bands, while the males are light brown and have dark wings. They like to feed on the leaves of various types of trees, and when in large numbers they can completely defoliate a tree
The Winter Moth – they are smaller moths coloured in brown. They feed on new tree buds in the early spring, so then when the leaves start to emerge they are already riddled with holes. If there are enough insects, they can also defoliate trees or ornamental plants
Outdoor moths lay their eggs in branches, trunks or leaves. Some species emerge in three weeks and start feeding with the fruits, while others only emerge during the spring and feed on the growing trees and leaves.