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Buff-tip moth

Phalera bucephala

Description:

A fairly large, heavy-bodied species with a wingspan of 55–68 mm. The fore-wings are grey with a large prominent buff patch at the apex. As the thoracic hair is also buff, the moth resembles a broken twig when at rest. The hindwings are creamy-white.

Habitat:

Edge of Alder woodland among Dunes.

Notes:

I think it had just emerged as it was close to the base of grasses and climbing upwards; the wings were "crumpled" when first spotted.

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1 Comment

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Beautiful moth - perhaps you could put the third photo first to show it more clearly?

acl.jdalziel
Spotted by
acl.jdalziel

Sefton, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jun 21, 2014
Submitted on Jun 21, 2014

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