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Mother of pearl

Pleuroptya ruralis

Description:

The moth rests with all four wings on display, which show a colourful rainbow-like lustre in certain lighting conditions. The wingspan is 26–40 mm. The moth flies from June to September depending on the location. The larvae feed on Nettle, in a rolled-up leaf.

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OliviaG
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OliviaG

Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Spotted on Aug 20, 2014
Submitted on May 1, 2015

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