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1682 Blood-vein Timandra comae

Schmidt, 1931

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ex. larva, Rixton, Cheshire

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70.029 BF1682
Blood-vein Timandra comae

Schmidt, 1931

Wingspan 23-28 mm.

This attractive moth is fairly common in the southern counties of England and Wales, but scarcer further north and in Ireland.

The adult rests with the wings held in such a position that the reddish cross-lines of the fore and hind wings form a continuous band. The fringes are also suffused with pink.

It has two generations, from May to July and in August and September.

The larvae feed on low-growing plants such as dock (Rumex).

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