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Red Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe spadicearia Wingspan 20mm. A colourful and beautifully-patterned moth that spreads its wings flat at rest. Adult’s forewings are marked with a broad, reddish-brown band and yellow-buff and reddish brown zones towards head; near the tip of the forewing, an orange-buff patch and adjacent 2 dark spots are useful for identification. Flies mainly May-July. Larva feeds on low-growing herbaceous plants. Widespread and common.
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Red Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe spadicearia Wingspan 20mm. A colourful and beautifully-patterned moth that spreads its wings flat at rest. Adult’s forewings are marked with a broad, reddish-brown band and yellow-buff and reddish brown zones towards head; near the tip of the forewing, an orange-buff patch and adjacent 2 dark spots are useful for identification. Flies mainly May-July. Larva feeds on low-growing herbaceous plants. Widespread and common.

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Date: 21 Jul 2009
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Credit: andrew merrick/NPL
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