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The Spectacle Abrostola tripartita Length 17-19mm. A well-marked moth that rests with its wings held in a tent-like manner, showing projecting hair tufts when viewed in profile. Viewed head-on, distinctive white ‘spectacle’ markings can be seen. Adult has greyish-brown forewings with a dark central band. Flies May–August. Larva feeds on Common Nettle. Widespread and locally common throughout.