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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

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30 June, 2010

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!