Butterflies and moths

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Comma

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Meadow Brown

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Gatekeeper

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Silver Y

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Peacock

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Small Copper

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Speckled Wood

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Mint Moth

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Red Admiral

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Small Magpie

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Small Tortoiseshell

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Ruby Tiger Moth

Scientific name:  Phragmatobia fuliginosa

Size:  Wingspan up to 38mm

Distribution:  Common throughout the UK

When flying:  April to June and July to September

Habitat:  Grassland, farmland, waste ground, verges, meadows, woodlands, gardens

Food:  Caterpillars feed on brambles, blackthorn, meadowsweet, dock, plantain, ragwort and dandelions. Ruby Tiger moths fly at night. Colours brighter in the southern end of their range.

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Green-veined White

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Small White

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Painted Lady

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Large White

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Brimstone

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Holly Blue

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