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Xylocampa areola ~ Early Grey

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e Early Grey (Xylocampa areola) is a species of moth in the Noctuidae family.

DescriptionEdit

A fairly small macro moth, and is one of the most distinctive grey moths of Spring. It has a 'fin' similar to that of the Shark and Mullein group. Its oval and kidney mark are a lighter grey colour than the base colour, as is its outer markings. Some specimens have a pinkish tinge to the forewings.

RangeEdit

This species is found across Britain, and is often common, and is found in a range of habitats, including gardens. It flies in Spring.

LarvaeEdit

The larvae feed on Honeysuckles, and can be seen from April to June, where it can be found at dusk.

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