|2449 ~ Dark Spectacle ~ Abrostola triplasia|
Resident. Common W,(T).
A fairly uncommon species, perhaps because it can be confused with the more common Spectacle.
Wingspan : M & F, 34-40mm.
Common nettle and hop.
Overwinters as a pupa in a cocoon in a folded leaf of the foodplant. Larva July-September.
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Photo by PRW, 27th June 2010, Commins Coch
Photo by MDH, 25th July 2012, Llanfyllin