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PICTURE: Snakesholme Pit LNR, nr Bardney, Lincolnshire, June 2015.

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: This moth is quite common throughout the British Isles, as far north as East, and West Ross-shire.

 

WING SPAN: 15mm to 18mm..                                   STATUS: Resident.

         

FLIGHT PERIOD: These moths are on the wing from late June to August, or early September. The species is single brooded.

LARVAL PERIOD: The caterpillars can be found in April and May, and the eggs laid in the summer over winter.

HABITAT: Woodland, hedges, thickets and gardens where Blackthorn is abundant.

 

FOOD PLANT/S:  Blackthorn, and possibly other prunus related species.

 

SIMILAR SPECIES: Some  others in the Hedya genus are very similar.

           
               
             
               
             
 

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