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PICTURE: Ab. Obscura caught at light, Farsley, Pudsey, West Yorks, June 2014.

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: This moth is very common and widely distributed resident through out most of the British Isles, including the Hebrides and Orkney. This species tends to vary a lot in its ground colour.

 

WING SPAN: 36mm to 42mm.                                   STATUS: Resident.

 

FLIGHT PERIOD: Adult moths of this species are single brooded, they are on the wing during June and July.

LARVAL PERIOD: On reaching maturity the larvae are up to about 25mm in length, and are quite plumpish. They feed from about early autumn, over wintering as larvae, before commencing feeding again in the spring. In milder spells during the winter they may come out occasionally to feed.

 

HABITAT: Habitats are grassy places including wood lands, marshes, gardens, parks, and many other sites.

 

FOOD PLANT/S: Food plants are the seeds and leaves of various species of grass.

                                             

SIMILAR SPECIES: The Nutmeg, The Confused, Cabbage Moth, Light Brocade, Beautiful Brocade, Dog's Tooth, Pale-shouldered Brocade and the White Colon are all similar.

           
               
             
               
             
 

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