Marbled Beauty - Bryophila domestica
Wingspan 20-25 mm. Showing a good example of protective camouflage.
Occurs in a range of habitats, including suburbia. This species rests by day on stone walls and rocks.
The flight time is during July and August, and the adults, which vary somewhat in size, are frequent visitors to light.
The larvae feed on lichens, especially rock-growing species like Lecidia confluens.
Fairly common over the larger part of Britain, it is somewhat more local in Scotland.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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