Fig 1
ADULT: Wingspan - 28 - 32mm. A pale creamy moth with a series of brownish-black cross lines that help give an appearance of burnt paper and blurring.. Trailing corners of both forewing and hindwing are darkened with a deep purplish patch that gives the impression of being scorched. The male always rests with an upturned abdomen. CHRYSALIS: Overwinters in this stage. LARVA: A long twig-like larvae that feeds on various broad leaf trees such as Oak, Birch and Beech (Link). BEHAVIOUR: Attracted to light especially the males. Attracted to sugar. HABITAT: Broadleaved woodland, parks and gardens. FLIGHT PERIOD: Single brooded. May to June. STATUS: Resident and local throughout.

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