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1682 Blood Vein 9258

1682 Blood-vein Timandra comae

 

Wingspan 23-28 mm.

 

Nixcely marked this moth is fairly common in the southern counties of , but scarcer further north and in Ireland.

 

Adults rest with the wings held in such a position that the reddish cross-lines of the fore and hind wings form a continuous band. Fringes are also tinged with pink.

 

Flight Period

 

It has two generations, from May to July and in August and September.

 

The larvae feed on low-growing plants such as dock (Rumex).

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Taken on June 27, 2015