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The Flame Axylia putris Length 16-18mm. An attractive moth whose wings are often held wrapped around the body so that it resembles a broken twig. Adult has pale buff forewings, marked with dark streaks and a dark spot; leading edge and thorax are rich brown, with pale front to head. Flies June-July. Larva feeds on low-growing herbaceous plants. Widespread but common only in central and southern Britain.