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

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: This species is generally distributed, and fairly common throughout the British Isles.

 

WING SPAN: 35mm to 42mm.                                             STATUS: Resident.

 

FLIGHT PERIOD: Adult moths double brooded and both sexes come readily to light. They are on the wing in May and June, and some years into early July, the second brood appears in August.

LARVAL PERIOD: Caterpillars can be found from mid June to mid, or late July. Second brood larvae are to be found in late August, and into September.

HABITAT: Most places where the food plants grow.

FOOD PLANT/S: The food plans are Sallow, Aspen, and occasionally Poplar.

 

SIMILAR SPECIES: The Alder Kitten is very similar.

           
               
             
               
             
 

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