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Egira conspicillaris

Egira conspicillaris
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Copyright: Harm Alberts (Harm-digitaal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Moths of Europe 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-07 2:06
Viewed: 3233
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Dutch]
Egira conspicillaris / Silver Cloud / Brildrager / Holzrindeneule / la Conspicilaire.

Silver Cloud Egira conspicillaris
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Wingspan36-42 mm.

A local species, occurring mainly around the Severn Valley in the south-west of England.

Occupying open woodland and orchards, the adults are early flyers, being on the wing during April and May.

The larva has yet to be found in the wild in Britain, but feed on the foliage of a number of trees and bushes when reared in captivity.



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