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Grey Shoulder-knot Moth (Lithophane ornitopus)
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Grey Shoulder-knot Moth (Lithophane ornitopus)

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This woodland moth is not very common.
SE England, Wales & Eire
Wingspan 30-40 mm.
The adults emerge between September and October, and after overwintering are seen again from February to April.

The caterpillar foodplant is Oak, and like some other Lithophanes are sometimes cannibalistic.

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