1776 Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria ABH 70.1
(Knoch, 1781)

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Wingspan 22-27 mm.

Phenology The single generation flies from May to July.

Description This moth is bright green when first emerged but fades quikly to a Brownish Yellow
fading, which can resemble White-pinion Spotted Lomographa bimaculata.

Life Cycle . Larva feeds on Hedge Bedstraw, Heath Bedstraw and Cleavers.

Habitat : Common in a wide range of habitats, gardens, hedgerows, roadside verges, calcareous grassland, heathland, open woodland and high moorland


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