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Old Lady Mormo maura Length 33-35mm. A broad-winged, subtly attractive moth that rests with its wings held flat; it is well camouflaged when resting on weathered fence panels. Sometimes comes indoors through open windows. Adult has grey-brown forewings with bands of dark brown and lilac-grey. Flies July-August. Larva feeds on deciduous shrubs and trees, notably Blackthorn. Widespread and fairly common in southern and central Britain; much more local further north.
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Old Lady Mormo maura Length 33-35mm. A broad-winged, subtly attractive moth that rests with its wings held flat; it is well camouflaged when resting on weathered fence panels. Sometimes comes indoors through open windows. Adult has grey-brown forewings with bands of dark brown and lilac-grey. Flies July-August. Larva feeds on deciduous shrubs and trees, notably Blackthorn. Widespread and fairly common in southern and central Britain; much more local further north.

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Date: 3 Jun 2007
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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