Fig 1
ADULT: Wingspan 80-120mm.  A large ashy grey moth that holds its wings in a distinctive roof-like way.  Blackish streaks cover the forewings of the male (female less so)  often with a broad central cross-band.  Abdomen has pink and black banding.  2 raised bluish eyes just below the head are distinctive. CHRYSALIS: Not located in Britain. LARVA: Feeds on bindweeds. BEHAVIOUR: Attracted to light and night scented flowers. HABITAT: Ubiquitous especially coastal. FLIGHT PERIOD: Migrant.  July - October. STATUS: Immigrant.  More common towards the South.

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