Merveille du Jour Dichonia aprilina Length 24-26mm. A stunningly beautiful moth whose patterning is a good match for tree lichen. Rests with wings spread flat or in tent-like manner. Adult has pale lime-green forewings marked with pale sky-blue patches and black and white lines. Larva feeds on oaks. Widespread and fairly common in southern and central Britain; more local further north.
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Merveille du Jour Dichonia aprilina Length 24-26mm. A stunningly beautiful moth whose patterning is a good match for tree lichen. Rests with wings spread flat or in tent-like manner. Adult has pale lime-green forewings marked with pale sky-blue patches and black and white lines. Larva feeds on oaks. Widespread and fairly common in southern and central Britain; more local further north.

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Date: 24 Jul 2007
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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