Fig 1
ADULT: Wingspan 65-90mm.  The strange shaped wings are a combination of various greys with whitish streaks and scalloped margins.  There is a distinctive white spot on the forewings with diagnostic chestnut patches on the hindwings. CHRYSALIS: Black.  Located in winter on the ground at the foot of old poplars. LARVA: July to September on poplar, willow, aspen and sallow. BEHAVIOUR: Attracted to light. HABITAT: Parks, gardens, woodland and open heathland and moorland. FLIGHT PERIOD: Single brooded.  May to July.  Occasional second brood from August to September. STATUS: Resident.  Common.

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