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Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria Wingspan 22-25mm. A colourful moth whose broadly rounded wings are held flat at rest. Adult has forewings that are bright lime-green when newly emerged with a broad, darker central band, outlined in white; the colours fade with time. Flies May-July. Larva feeds on bedstraws. Widespread and common throughout much of lowland Britain.
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Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria Wingspan 22-25mm. A colourful moth whose broadly rounded wings are held flat at rest. Adult has forewings that are bright lime-green when newly emerged with a broad, darker central band, outlined in white; the colours fade with time. Flies May-July. Larva feeds on bedstraws. Widespread and common throughout much of lowland Britain.

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Date: 23 Aug 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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