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Scientific Name: Camptogramma bilineata
Common Name: Yellow Shell
Camptogramma bilineata, more commonly known as the Yellow Shell, has a wingspan of 20 - 25 mm and is a very variable species, with examples recorded ranging from bright yellow through to dark brown, and also variable in size. Considered to be quite common throughout Britain, occupying a diverse range of habitats, but thought to have a preference for damper areas.
It has one generation, flying from June through to August, and the larvae feed on a variety of low-growing plants, including Chickweed (Stellaria media) and Sorrel (Rumex).
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