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Mottled Beauty Alcis repandata Wingspan 35-38mm. A variable moth whose wing markings are a good match for tree bark. Rests with its wings spread flat. Adult has pale grey-brown or sometimes darker wings with fine black lines and stippling. Usually lacks the dark square spot seen on trailing edge of Willow Beauty’s forewing but often has a dark central square spot. Flies June–July. Larva feeds on birches, oaks and Bramble. Widespread and common.
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Mottled Beauty Alcis repandata Wingspan 35-38mm. A variable moth whose wing markings are a good match for tree bark. Rests with its wings spread flat. Adult has pale grey-brown or sometimes darker wings with fine black lines and stippling. Usually lacks the dark square spot seen on trailing edge of Willow Beauty’s forewing but often has a dark central square spot. Flies June–July. Larva feeds on birches, oaks and Bramble. Widespread and common.

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Date: 4 Jun 2009
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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