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Dark Spectacle Abrostola triplasia

You can see where this moth gets its vernacular name from in the two images directly below, where it looks like the moth is wearing a pair of glasses or spectacles on its head. Wingspan 28 to 32mm. Similar species The Spectacle (Abrostola tripartita).

Dark Spectacle Abrostola triplasia

Dark Spectacle Abrostola triplasia

The adult flies between May and September. Found in a wide range of habitats including hedgerows and gardens. Common and widespread. The larva feeds on Common Nettle.

Dark Spectacle Abrostola triplasia

Dark Spectacle (Abrostola triplasia) © Pete Hillman August 2017.