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PICTURE: Caught at light in my garden in Farsley, Pudsey, June 2017.

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: This moth first appeared in southern England during the nineteen forties, it has now extended its range as far north as Yorkshire. It is quite common in some parts of southern England.

 

WING SPAN: 28mm to 342mm.                                   STATUS: Resident.

 

FLIGHT PERIOD: Adult moths are on the wing in June and July, and are attracted to light.

 

LARVAL PERIOD: Caterpillars can be found from late July through to early September. Pupation takes place in the late summer to early Autumn, and the adults emerge in late spring, or early summer.

 

HABITAT: The habitats for this species are parks and gardens, and other open spaces where its food plants grow.

 

FOOD PLANT/S: The food plants are the seed pods of Sweet William, and some times Bladder Campion.

 

SIMILAR SPECIES: The  Marbled Coronet is similar.

           
               
             
               
             
 

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