Brown Silver-line (Petrophora chlorosta)

Another moth seen frequently during the day time as it is easily disturbed from its day time slumbers. The Brown Silver-lines is very common although a little dull! This one looks to have been injured as part of the left under-wing is showing which you would not normally see.

This moth has a passion for Bracken; it is usually seen on or near Bracken, it lays its eggs on Bracken and the larvae feed on Bracken. Given Bracken is pretty common everywhere you can see why Brown Silver-line is not an uncommon site.

It flies in May and June so you are running out of time to see one this year!

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