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1742 Yellow Shell Moth 9631

1742 Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata Family Geometridae

 

Wingspan 20 - 25 mm.

 

Description Variable species, ranging from bright yellow through to dark brown, and also variable in size. Four subspecies occur, with the smaller and darker ones frequenting rocky places in northern Scotland and Ireland.

 

Habitat Range of habitats, but with a preference for damper areas.

 

Larvae It has one generation, flying from June through to August, and the larvae feed on a variety of low-growing plants, including chickweed (Stellaria media) and sorrel (Rumex).

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Taken on July 8, 2012