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The Herald Scoliopteryx libatrix Length 19-21mm. A colourful and unmistakable moth that rests with its wings spread flat. It hibernates in sheds and barns. Adult has forewings with ragged outer margins; they are brown with orange patches and white cross lines. Flies August–November, then March–April after hibernation. Larva feeds on willows and poplars. Widespread and locally common in southern and central Britain; range is much more patchy further north.