Friday, 21 November 2008

Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa)

Adult Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) at Geddington, Northants - May 2016

OTHER NAMES: Angle Shades Moth
Length: ?
Wingspan: 45-52mm
UK Status: Not Evaluated IUCN Red List: Not Yet Evaluated

The Angle Shades is a widespread moth found throughout Europe.  It has a large variety of host plants including various well known species such as birch, apple, dock, oak, spiniach, nettle and so on.  It's colours vary a little bit to some degree wth some species being more obviously pink than others.  As an adult it mainly flies from May to October.

Related Species:
Family: Noctuidae 
Genus: Phlogophora 
SUBSPECIES: None - monotypic

- Sighting Locations -
UNITED KINGDOM A fairly common resident
 - Seen in Geddington

Further Notes: RSPB, Wikipedia, BirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List

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