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PICTURE: Caught at light, Farsley, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, August 2014.

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: This moth  is a fairly common, but localised resident in southern England, Wales and Ireland. It occurs less frequently and more localised further north as far up as Yorkshire and Cumbria.

 

WING SPAN: 18mm to 21mm.                                             STATUS: Resident.

FLIGHT PERIOD: This moth is single brooded and is on the wing during July and August. They fly at night from just after dusk onwards, and they are attracted to light,

LARVAL PERIOD: Feeding takes place in between loosely spun leaves of the food plants during May and June.

HABITAT: This moth inhabits wood land, parks, hedgerows and gardens where there are suitable tree's.

FOOD PLANT/S: Open woodland, gardens, parks and hedgerows.

 

SIMILAR SPECIES: The three of raised tufts make this species quite distinctive.

       
               
             
               
             
 

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