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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.
Edge of Alder woodland among Dunes.
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.
Spotted on Jun 21, 2014
Submitted on Jun 21, 2014