Fig 1
ADULT: Wingspan 18 -22mm.  The resting posture and colours of this moth convince the finder that a bird dropping is being viewed such is the remarkable mimicry.  The white forewings have beautful subtle markings with smudged blues most noticeable. CHRYSALIS: N/A. LARVA: Feeds on Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Bramble. BEHAVIOUR: Attracted to light. HABITAT: Hedgerows, gardens, parks and coastal. FLIGHT PERIOD: Resident.  2 generations - May to July and again in August. STATUS: Resident.  Common throughout but absent in north of Scotland.

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