Thank you all for you wonderful comments and votes following yesterdays upload of the 'Essex Skipper'. A further mention going to myrab (Myra)
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Todays upload depoicts a beautiful moth whose identification needs some clarification buy Ade our resident expert.
Wingspan c. 16-22mm.
This species is an occasional immigrant, mostly to the south-eastern counties, and has established localised colonies in that region.
The adults resemble a large Yponomeuta
species, but have a row of black dots along the terminal edge of the forewing. Often there is a greyish area along the dorsum.
The larvae feed on the flowers and developing seeds of viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare).
Moths are on the wing between May and July.
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