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ANGLE SHADES

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Phlogophoro meticulosa

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10th Oct 2015, Marshside, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
Angle Shades moth on Grass-leaved Orache. Often mistaken for a dead leaf, it deeply folds its wings.


10th Oct 2015, Marshside, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
At first the V-shaped band is pink and green but this turns to the dark brown shades as here.


Uniquely identifiable characteristics

Distinguishing Feature : A large moth with striking highly-folded wings with two opposing V-shaped marks. Despite the striking patterns this moth camouflages well; your Author failed to spot it.

It is found on a wide range of both herbacious and woody plants, here on an Orache on the sand beside the marshes. Wingspan 45-52mm.


  Phlogophora meticulosa  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Noctuidae  

ANGLE SHADES

MOTH

Phlogophoro meticulosa

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