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PICTURE: Gibraltar Point NNR, Lincolnshire, June 2015.

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: This moth is common locally in southern England and Wales. It is also found further north as far as Cumbria, and Northumberland. It is also found along the south and east coast of Ireland, and a couple of area's in Scotland.

 

WING SPAN: 12mm to 15mm.                                  STATUS: Resident.

         

FLIGHT PERIOD: Moths are single brooded, and are on the wing from June through to August.

LARVAL PERIOD: Larvae of this moth can be found from July through to March of the following year. Pupation takes place in March, or early April.

HABITAT: Its habitats are salt marshes.

 

FOOD PLANT/S:  Its food are the flowers, and then the stems of Sea Aster.

 

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