Fig 1
ADULT: Wingspan - 40 - 45 mm. A classy moth that looks as though it has been shaven and then dripped with golden caramel and finally etched with delightful white markings. ID is simple and no confusion species occur. The hindwings are greyish-brown. CHRYSALIS: N/A. LARVA: The larva is orange-brown with a white spot on each side of the head and feeds on bramble and hawthorn. BEHAVIOUR: Attracted to light HABITAT: Open woodland, parks, gardens, scrubby grassland and hedgerows. FLIGHT PERIOD: Late May to early August. STATUS: Resident and common. Rare in Scotland.

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