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moth Brimstone Moths

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Scientific name:  Opisthograptis luteolata

Size:  Wingspan up to 35mm

Distribution:  Found throughout the UK

Months seen:  April to October

Habitat:  Hedgerows, open woodlands, parks and gardens

Food:  Nectar.  The twig-like caterpillars feed on hawthorn and rowan

Special features:  Brimstone moths have creamy-yellow coloured wings with some small brown and grey spots on the wings.

The twig-like caterpillars can be found between May and July.  They may be green (mainly in the north) or brown in colour.  They have a hump about half way along their back.  When fully grown they are about 3cm long.

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