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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Drepanidae
Scientific name  Habrosyne pyritoides
Rank  Species
Class  Insecta
Genus  Habrosyne
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Butterflies and moths
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Similar  Habrosyne, Butterflies and moths, Peach blossom, Tethea ocularis, Riband wave

Buff arches

The buff arches (Habrosyne pyritoides) is a moth of the family Drepanidae. It is found throughout Europe and is well distributed in the British Isles except the far north of England and all of Scotland.


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This is a distinctive and attractive species, its grey-brown forewings marked with bold buff-orange “arches." The hindwings are grey with white margins. The wingspan is 40–45 mm. It flies from June to August [1] and is attracted to light and sugar.

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The larva is orange-brown with a prominent white spot on each side of the head and feeds on bramble, hawthorn and hazel. The species overwinters as a pupa.

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  1. ^ The flight season refers to the British Isles. This may vary in other parts of the range.

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