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Speckled yellow

Speckled yellow

The stunning speckled yellow ‘Pseudopanthera macularia’ is familiar to many keen naturalists in spring.

Preferring open woodlands or scrubby grassland, adults are day fliers.

The larvae feed on wood sage, but also use white dead-nettle, woundworts and yellow archangel.

Look out for these moths along sunny woodland rides from mid-May to June.

Photos: Paul D. Brock

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Wingspan: 28-30mm. Very distinctive yellow moth, strongly speckled with large brown blotches.

Lead Ranger


'To help ground nesting birds rear their young safely, keep yourself, dogs and ridden horses on the main tracks from the beginning of March to the end of August.'

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