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PICTURE: Caught at light, Farsley, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, July 2015.

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: This is a fairly common moth throughout England, and is found in parts of Scotland.

 

WING SPAN: 10 to 11mmmm.                         STATUS: Resident.

 

FLIGHT PERIOD: Adult  moths fly at night and are attracted to light. They are single brooded, being on the wing in June and July.

LARVAL PERIOD: Larvae

HABITAT: They inhabit gardens, parks, hedgerows and the edges of woodland wherever Hawthorn is present.

 

FOOD PLANT/S: Within the berries of Hawthorn.

 

SIMILAR SPECIES: Some other micro's have a similar appearance.

       
               
           
               
             
 

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