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Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa Length 18-20mm. A variable but aptly-named moth that rests with one forewing partly overlapping the other. Adult has forewings whose overall colour can range from grey-buff to dark brown. All individuals have dark cross bands and a network of pale lines. The pale hindwings have a dark half-moon patch. Flies August-October. Larva feeds on grasses. Widespread and common in southern and central Britain, but much more local further north.
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Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa Length 18-20mm. A variable but aptly-named moth that rests with one forewing partly overlapping the other. Adult has forewings whose overall colour can range from grey-buff to dark brown. All individuals have dark cross bands and a network of pale lines. The pale hindwings have a dark half-moon patch. Flies August-October. Larva feeds on grasses. Widespread and common in southern and central Britain, but much more local further north.

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Date: 18 Jul 2007
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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