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Barred Straw Eulithis pyraliata Wingspan 35mm. A readily identifiable moth with a diagnostic resting posture: the forewings are spread wide, obscuring the hindwings and exposing the abdomen. Adult has buffish-yellow wings marked with dark brown bars. Flies July-September. Larva feeds on bedstraws and Common Cleavers. Widespread and generally common, but least so in the far north.
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Barred Straw Eulithis pyraliata Wingspan 35mm. A readily identifiable moth with a diagnostic resting posture: the forewings are spread wide, obscuring the hindwings and exposing the abdomen. Adult has buffish-yellow wings marked with dark brown bars. Flies July-September. Larva feeds on bedstraws and Common Cleavers. Widespread and generally common, but least so in the far north.

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Date: 23 Aug 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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