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Oak Beauty Biston strataria Wingspan 23mm. A well-marked moth that rests with its wings spread flat; markings provide good camouflage against lichen-covered tree bark. Adult has marbled reddish-brown and greyish-white wings with black flecks and stippling. Flies March–April. Larva feeds on various deciduous trees including oaks. Widespread and common only in England and Wales.
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Oak Beauty Biston strataria Wingspan 23mm. A well-marked moth that rests with its wings spread flat; markings provide good camouflage against lichen-covered tree bark. Adult has marbled reddish-brown and greyish-white wings with black flecks and stippling. Flies March–April. Larva feeds on various deciduous trees including oaks. Widespread and common only in England and Wales.

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Date: 15 Jan 2008
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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