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2052 Feathered Footman Spiris striata

(Linnaeus, 1758)

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Rosnay, central France

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Rosnay, central France

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2052 Feathered Footman Spiris striata

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan 30-35 mm.

Although fairly common in Europe, there have only been a handful of records in Britain, all in the 19th century.

A very distinctive species, it inhabits dry, open habitats on the continent, and flies from May to August.

The caterpillars live on a number of herbaceous plants.

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