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Moth of the Month

Spring Usher

Agriopis leucophaearia

With a very variable appearance, this moth can be seen now. A harbinger of Spring!

The males vary from almost black and white to a drab, grey and rather plain appearance

The Spring Usher
The Spring Usher


Adults emerge from overwintering pupae in February. The females are wingless and climb up tree trunks where the males fly weakly to them

The larvae feed mainly on oak. Fairly common in England and Wales, found in woodland, parks and gardens with oak

With a wingspan of 23-28 mm



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