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ADULT: Wingspan 23-26mm.  One of the most delightful micro moths with a darkish grey-brown forewing and hindwing adorned with cream flecks and white, dark bordered markings.  The termens of all wings are fringed with grey cilia. CHRYSALIS: The pupa is created in springtime after the larva has overwintered. LARVA: Translucent pale green with darker longitudinal bands this small caterpillar feeds on Elder, Viburnums and Privet. BEHAVIOUR: Attracted to light. Can be disturbed from leaves where it rests throughout the day. HABITAT: Woodland, parkland, gardens and hedgerows. FLIGHT PERIOD: June to early August. STATUS: Resident.  Common in southern Britain.

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