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PICTURE: Caught at light in my garden in Farsley, Pudsey, September 2015.

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: This moth is a migrant which can appear at almost any time of the year. It can be quite common in south Britain some years, getting scarcer further north.

 

WING SPAN: 21mm to 23mm.                         STATUS: Resident.

 

FLIGHT PERIOD: Moths of this species mainly appear fro m late spring through to the autumn. They often appear in good numbers that coincide with influxes of other migrant species. These moths fly at night, and are attracted to light.

LARVAL PERIOD: Caterpillars can be found in most months.

HABITAT: Habitats are extremely variable due to the large variety of food plants consumed by the larvae. Though in Britain the moths are mainly coastal.

FOOD PLANT/S: Caterpillars of this species consume a large variety of plant species.

SIMILAR SPECIES: None.

           
               
             
               
             
 

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