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The Miller Acronicta leporina Length 20mm. An attractive moth with understated markings and a slightly powdery look to its wings. Rests with its wings held in shallow tent-like manner. Adult forewing ground colour is usually pale grey but sometimes darker; there are scattered black dots and jagged markings. Flies April–June. Larva is pale green and covered in long white hairs; feeds on deciduous trees, particularly birches. Widespread but commonest in southern and central Britain.
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The Miller Acronicta leporina Length 20mm. An attractive moth with understated markings and a slightly powdery look to its wings. Rests with its wings held in shallow tent-like manner. Adult forewing ground colour is usually pale grey but sometimes darker; there are scattered black dots and jagged markings. Flies April–June. Larva is pale green and covered in long white hairs; feeds on deciduous trees, particularly birches. Widespread but commonest in southern and central Britain.

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Date: 23 Aug 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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