PORTLAND RIBBON WAVE
ADULT: Wingspan 25-32mm. A small wave-like moth with a distinctive shaded crossband across the pale forewings that varies in intensity and colouring. The forewings are somewhat pointed with the leading edge usually similarly coloured to the crossband. CHRYSALIS: Pupates in loose soil. LARVA: Feeds on a variety of plants including Bramble, Dandelion and Traveller's Joy. BEHAVIOUR: Attracted to light. HABITAT: Coastal limestone with shrubbery. FLIGHT PERIOD: June to July. STATUS: Rare resident and immigrant. Restricted to the south coast especially the Isle of Portland.
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