The caterpillar grows up to 35 mm long, and is found in open woodland, downland, meadows and moorland. The foodplants include dock, dandelion, goldenrod and yarrow.
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Wingspan 45 - 70 mm.
Flies June to August.
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Wingspan 16 - 19 mm.
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Caterpillar length up to 40 mm
Found in a wide variety of habitats, and many types of low growing plants.
Caterpillar feeds from July to autumn.
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Wingspan 4.0 - 5.5 mm
Adults fly June and July
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Caterpillars are found in the soil during the day from August to May, emerging at night to eat the leaves of low growing plants. Adults fly from June to October.
Caterpillars grow to 50 mm long.
Pupa sometimes parasitised by a wasp
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