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Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli Length 17-19mm. A distinctive moth that has furry legs and head end. It usually rests with it wings held in a tent-like manner. Adult has forewings that range from bluish-grey to buffish-brown; all colour forms show a broad, darker cross band with a small eyespot outlined in black. Flies May–July. Larva feeds on deciduous shrubs and trees, notably birches and Hazel. Widespread and locally common in southern and central England and Wales, and central Scotland.
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Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli Length 17-19mm. A distinctive moth that has furry legs and head end. It usually rests with it wings held in a tent-like manner. Adult has forewings that range from bluish-grey to buffish-brown; all colour forms show a broad, darker cross band with a small eyespot outlined in black. Flies May–July. Larva feeds on deciduous shrubs and trees, notably birches and Hazel. Widespread and locally common in southern and central England and Wales, and central Scotland.

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Date: 27 Jul 2009
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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