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The Dun-bar  Cosmia trapezina Length 15-18mm. A very variable moth that rests with its forewings spread flat. Adult has forewings that usually range from orange-buff to rich brown; most forms have a darker central, band defined by dark-edged pale cross lines and containing a dark spot. Flies July-September. Larva feeds on a range of deciduous trees. Widespread but commonest in southern and central Britain.
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The Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina Length 15-18mm. A very variable moth that rests with its forewings spread flat. Adult has forewings that usually range from orange-buff to rich brown; most forms have a darker central, band defined by dark-edged pale cross lines and containing a dark spot. Flies July-September. Larva feeds on a range of deciduous trees. Widespread but commonest in southern and central Britain.

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Date: 13 Jul 2009
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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