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Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina Length 30mm. A distinctive, elongated moth that resembles a fragment of wood. Adult has pale greyish-buff forewings; seen sideways on it has prominences along the back, palps that project at head end, and a projecting tufted tip to the abdomen. Double-brooded in the south: flies May–June, and again in August. Larva feeds on sallows and Aspen. Widespread and common in southern and central England and Wales; more local further north.
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Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina Length 30mm. A distinctive, elongated moth that resembles a fragment of wood. Adult has pale greyish-buff forewings; seen sideways on it has prominences along the back, palps that project at head end, and a projecting tufted tip to the abdomen. Double-brooded in the south: flies May–June, and again in August. Larva feeds on sallows and Aspen. Widespread and common in southern and central England and Wales; more local further north.

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Date: 19 Jul 2009
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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