What’s that small yellow butterfly?

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In fact, it’s a daytime flying moth. Our first Speckled Yellow (Pseudopanthera macularia) moth of the year was seen flying along a cliff top hedgerow over-looking the Helford River in Cornwall.

It didn’t settle for a photo so this is from our Wildlife Insight moth Picture Library.

Insight into Speckled Yellow (Pseudopanthera macularia): a common daytime flying moth found throughout the country in open woodland, scrubland and grassland with a wingspan of between 23 and 30mm.

It’s flight period is from late April to July and is easily identified when settled but in flight the dark speckling can become difficult to see giving an overall yellow appearance.

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Illustrated Guide to British Moths

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