63.038 Pleuroptya ruralis (Mother of Pearl) 1405
ws: 26-40mm; Jul-Aug; common nettle (Urtica dioica); common throughout GB
ID: Possibly confusable with Perinephela lancealis at least until familiarity is gained with both species. P.lancealis has relatively longer, narrower wings with a more oblique termen - these features being more marked in the male than the female. In P.lancealis the postmedian line is a curved zigzag series of 'V's, in P.ruralis it is a curved series of 'U's with a sharp turn proximally near the dorsum.
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