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Nine-spotted moth

Amata phegea

A burnet with a wingspan of 35-40 mm. Also called the “yellow belted burnet,” this species prefers dry places, scrub, open woodland, and warm, sunny slopes. Host plants include plantain (Plantago spp.), dock (Rumex spp.), bedstraw (Galium spp.), dandelions (Taraxacum spp.), as well as a number of grasses. This species flies May through August.


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