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moth Angle Shades Moths

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Scientific name:  Phlogophora meticulosa

Size:  Wingspan up to 48mm

Distribution:  Commonly found throughout the UK

Months seen:  All year round

Habitat:  Parks, gardens and hedgerows

Food:  Nectar.  The caterpillars can be green or brown and feed on many different low growing plants

Special features:  The colours of the Angle Shades moth vary from green to red. At rest the moth resembles a wrinkled leaf.  There are two distinctive triangular markings on each of the forewings.

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