Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa
Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa
Adult • Whitelye, Gwent • © Nick Greatorex-Davies

73.113 BF2306
Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa

(Linnaeus, 1758)


Wingspan 45-50 mm.

A highly distinctive and unusual moth, which rests with the wings folded longitudinally, looking very much like a withered autumn leaf.

The adults generally fly between May and October, in at least two generations, but can be found in any month.

The species is also a common migrant and can occur in large numbers at coastal locations. It occurs throughout Britain, commonly in places, and more so in the south.

The larvae feed on a variety of herbaceous plants.

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