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Moths - Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa)

The Angle Shades is a distinctive moth which closely resembles a withered leaf when at rest.

Wingspan 45-50mm

The adult Angle Shades moth flies between May and October with at least two generations. It si also a common migrant from mainland Europe sometimes occuring in large numbers along the coast.

Larval Food Plants
The larvae feed on a wide variety of herbaceous plants and are often seen in suburban gardens.

Habitat Requirements
A wide variety of habitats. Most people encounter Angle Shades in their gardens.

Warwickshire Status

Where to see the Angle Shades in Warwickshire

Angle ShadesAngle Shades © Steven Cheshire

Other Species

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