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PICTURE: Seen by day at Rimac NNR, Theddlethorpe Dunes, Lincs, May  2014.

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: This species is to be found over most of the British mainland. It is common in the south, and scarcer and more localised in the north, and in Ireland.

 

WING SPAN: 12mm to 16mm                             STATUS: Resident.

FLIGHT PERIOD: Adults are on the wing from May through to August, possibly in two overlapping broods. The moths fly by night, and also fly by day in the sunshine.

LARVAL PERIOD: The larvae of this species can be found from earl summer through to the late autumn.

 

HABITAT: Habitats can be almost anywhere that there is food plants for the caterpillars.

FOOD PLANT/S:  Caterpillars feed on wild, and cultivated legumes, and are often a pest of pea and bean crops.

SIMILAR SPECIES: There are some similar species, though not as plain.

         
               
             
               
             
 

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