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Subject: Unusual bug
Location: Deeside Flintshire
May 24, 2014 8:55 am
Hi there
It’s pouring down with rain and I came home to find this very unusual bug that I have not seen before and intreague to know what it could be
Any help will be great
Thanks
Signature: Sarah woodward

Angle Shades Moth

Angle Shades Moth

Hi Sarah,
Though we were uncertain of the identity of this freshly metamorphosed moth whose wings have still not expanded to their full size, we quickly identified it as an Angle Shades Moth,
Phlogophora meticulosa, by matching it to this image on the Photography Obsession Gallery.  According to UK Moths:  “A highly distinctive and unusual moth, which rests with the wings folded longitudinally, looking very much like a withered autumn leaf.  The adults generally fly between May and October, in at least two generations, but can be found in any month The species is also a common migrant and can occur in large numbers at coastal locations.”  

Angle Shades Moth

Angle Shades Moth

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Deeside Flintshire, UK

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