The Common Heath moth (Ematurga atomaria) colour is variable ranging from yellow brown to dark brown. Males have comb-like antennae – the brown cross bands on both forewings and hindwings vary in width and there may be no cross bands at all only small dark brownish spots. Females are usually brown with a dusting of white but can be almost white with a series of brown crosslines. It can be found in the Palearctic realm from the Iberian Peninsula in the west, central and eastern Europe and east to Siberia and Sakhalin. In the south, its range includes the northern Mediterranean and the Turkish part of the Black Sea region.