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March Moth  Alsophila aescularia Length 19mm. A distinctive, narrow-winged moth. Wings overlap one another at rest. Adult male has buffish-grey and brown wings; female is wingless and found crawling on tree trunks after dark. Flies March-April. Larva feeds on deciduous trees, notably oaks and Hawthorn. Widespread but commonest in central and southern Britain.
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March Moth Alsophila aescularia Length 19mm. A distinctive, narrow-winged moth. Wings overlap one another at rest. Adult male has buffish-grey and brown wings; female is wingless and found crawling on tree trunks after dark. Flies March-April. Larva feeds on deciduous trees, notably oaks and Hawthorn. Widespread but commonest in central and southern Britain.

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Date: 8 Jan 2008
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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