49.259 Zeiraphera ratzeburgiana (Spruce Bud Moth) 1163
ws: 12-15mm; Jul-Aug; various coniferous trees; local in coniferous woodland throughout GB
ID: Varies in intensity of forewing markings. Similar to Z. rufimitrana but has a larger and more sharply angulated basal patch, which approaches the median fascia more closely to enclose a nearly triangular blotch of ground colour. Z.ratzeburgiana also has a paler hindwing.
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