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Spring Usher Moth

Spring Usher Moths are mostly seen from early February to mid-March, but being the ushers of spring, if the weather is mild you might see one in January.

The males (see photo) can sometimes be found resting on the trunks of oak trees, but they're not always so easy to see.  The pattern on the fore wings can vary a lot and some are completely brown.

The females are flightless, and look like a little grey coloured beetle with skinny legs and two tiny bumps where their wings ought to be.  They can sometimes be seen at the base of tree trunks in the early morning.

More info at: UK Safari Spring Ushers Fact File

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