Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa
Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa
Adult • Rheeze, The Netherlands • © Ab H. Baas

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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