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70.205 [B&F: 1884] Magpie (Abraxas grossulariata) (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Common on moorland, in gardens and allotments throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread, but far less common than in the past - it used to be a common garden moth throughout the region. Wingspan 42-48 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Heather, Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Hazel, Black Currant, Red Currant, Gooseberry and Spindle.

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