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Lilac Beauty  Apeira syringaria Wingspan 38-40mm. An unusual moth that rests with its wings are spread flat, the leading edge to the forewing folded; the overall impression is that of a crumpled dead leaf. Adult has angular wing margins and grey buff wings with pale patches and dark lines. Flies June-July. Larva feeds on various shrubs including Privet and Honeysuckle. Widespread but common only in southern Britain.
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Lilac Beauty Apeira syringaria Wingspan 38-40mm. An unusual moth that rests with its wings are spread flat, the leading edge to the forewing folded; the overall impression is that of a crumpled dead leaf. Adult has angular wing margins and grey buff wings with pale patches and dark lines. Flies June-July. Larva feeds on various shrubs including Privet and Honeysuckle. Widespread but common only in southern Britain.

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Date: 1 Jul 2009
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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