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The Satellite  Eupsilia transversa Length 23-24mm. A well-named moth (if examined closely) that rests with one forewing partly overlapping the other. Adult has variably brown forewings with a prominent white or orange spot around which two smaller ‘satellite’ white spots orbit. Overwinters and flies October-April. Larva feeds on a range of deciduous shrubs and trees. Widespread and fairly common in southern and central Britain; more local further north.
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The Satellite Eupsilia transversa Length 23-24mm. A well-named moth (if examined closely) that rests with one forewing partly overlapping the other. Adult has variably brown forewings with a prominent white or orange spot around which two smaller ‘satellite’ white spots orbit. Overwinters and flies October-April. Larva feeds on a range of deciduous shrubs and trees. Widespread and fairly common in southern and central Britain; more local further north.

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Date: 28 Jul 2007
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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