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Butterflies, Moths & Caterpillars (UK)
Garden Carpet Moth..'Xanthorhoe fluctuata'
Photo by Impy...garden of England
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Wingspan 18-25 mm.
A common species throughout the British Isles, this moth has a preference for suburban habitats. It is continuously-brooded during the summer months from April to September, and adults and larvae could be found in any of these months.
The larvae feed on a range of cruciferous plants.
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