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Black Arches Lymantria monacha Length 20-24mm. A strikingly patterned moth that rests with its wings spread flat. Adult has white forewings that are marked with black wavy lines; if wings are spread, pink and black abdomen can be seen. Flies July-August. Larva feeds mainly on oaks. Widespread and common only in southern and central Britain.
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