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Feathered Thorn Colotois pennaria Wingspan 35-45mm. An attractive moth with the colouration of an autumn leaf. Rests with its wings spread flat, creating a triangular outline. Adult has reddish-brown wings, the forewing with a pointed tip and an undulating outer margin; there are dark cross lines and a small white spot near the forewing tip. The male has feathery antennae. Flies September-November. Larva feeds on deciduous trees and shrubs. Widespread and fairly common in southern and central England and Wales; more local in Scotland.
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Feathered Thorn Colotois pennaria Wingspan 35-45mm. An attractive moth with the colouration of an autumn leaf. Rests with its wings spread flat, creating a triangular outline. Adult has reddish-brown wings, the forewing with a pointed tip and an undulating outer margin; there are dark cross lines and a small white spot near the forewing tip. The male has feathery antennae. Flies September-November. Larva feeds on deciduous trees and shrubs. Widespread and fairly common in southern and central England and Wales; more local in Scotland.

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Date: 16 Jul 2007
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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