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Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis Wingspan 25-38mm. A distinctive moth that sometimes is found resting on wayside vegetation in daytime. Adult has buffish wings with dark lines and veins, and mother-of-pearl lustre. Flies June-Aug. Larva feeds in rolled-up leaf of Common Nettle. Widespread and common throughout much of Britain.
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Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis Wingspan 25-38mm. A distinctive moth that sometimes is found resting on wayside vegetation in daytime. Adult has buffish wings with dark lines and veins, and mother-of-pearl lustre. Flies June-Aug. Larva feeds in rolled-up leaf of Common Nettle. Widespread and common throughout much of Britain.

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Date: 1 Jul 2009
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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