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72.008 [B&F: 2032] Black V Moth (Arctornis l-nigrum) (Müller, 1764)


Notes: Rare immigrant from mainland Europe, appearing in south-eastern England, in some years arriving in sufficient numbers to breed. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 52-56 mm. Forewing with a very prominent black V-shaped mark at end of cell (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva feeds on English Elm and Wych Elm.

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