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PICTURE: 3rd instar larva from Willow, Doxey Marshes, Stafford, August 1988.

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: This moth is widespread and reasonably common in England and Wales. It is found over much of Ireland and  Scotland including the Inner Hebrides, but is scarcer and very localised.

 

WING SPAN: 38 to 43mm.                                   STATUS: Resident.

 

FLIGHT PERIOD: June to early August.               LARVAL PERIOD: July to early October.

 

HABITAT: Woodland, heathland, commons, waste ground, parks, suburban gardens and other places where the food plants grow.

 

FOOD PLANT/S:  Mainly on Birch, but also on Alder, Oak, Aspen, Poplar, Sallow, Willow. and probably some other tree's and shrubs.

 

SIMILAR SPECIES: Other species of this family are quite similar.

 

 

           
               
             
               
             
 

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