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ADULT: Wingspan 28-39 mm. Males are mainly brown as above and females are whitish. Both have an extremely furry thorax and variable spotting on the wings. The male has yellowish tufts on forelegs. The white abdomen is a key ID feature. CHRYSALIS: N/A. LARVA: Variable in colour and covered in tufts of reddish hairs. Located on docks and chickweed. BEHAVIOUR: Males are attracted to light. Females are active by day. HABITAT: Woodland, parks, downland and gardens. FLIGHT PERIOD: Single brooded. May - June. STATUS: Common and widespread throughout.

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