Fig 1
ADULT: Wingspan 34-42mm.  Dark brown to greyish-black the forewings have a prominent black mark similar to the Hebrew letter nun, emphasised by the adjacent straw-coloured triangle. The hindwings are cream in color. CHRYSALIS: Pupates in cocoon below ground. LARVA: Light brown or green with black spots and a white line along each flank. Feeds on Buddleia, Ragwort and Nettle. BEHAVIOUR: Attracted to light, sugar and comes to flowers. HABITAT: Hedgerows, gardens, woodlands, marshes, parks and coastal. FLIGHT PERIOD: Resident.  Double brooded - May to June and again in August and September. STATUS: Resident.  Common throughout.

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