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July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata Wingspan 25-30mm. A very variable moth, come forms of which are stunningly colourful; the broad, pointed-tip wings are held flat at rest. Adult typically has distinctive bluish-green forewings with two narrow dark cross bands. Some individuals are yellowish or brown overall. Flies July-August. Larva feeds on sallows, Hazel, Bilberry and Heather. Widespread and common.
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July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata Wingspan 25-30mm. A very variable moth, come forms of which are stunningly colourful; the broad, pointed-tip wings are held flat at rest. Adult typically has distinctive bluish-green forewings with two narrow dark cross bands. Some individuals are yellowish or brown overall. Flies July-August. Larva feeds on sallows, Hazel, Bilberry and Heather. Widespread and common.

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Date: 23 Aug 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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