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PICTURE: Caught at light in my garden in Farsley, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, August 2012.

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: This species is a common resident, and is widely distributed throughout most of Britain. It is a distinctive yellow species, but can be straw coloured.

 

WING SPAN: 15mm to 24mm.                                   STATUS: Resident.

        

FLIGHT PERIOD: Moths are on the wing from June through into August. They fly from dusk onwards well into darkness, and they are easily disturbed by day.

LARVAL PERIOD: The mature caterpillars are up to about 13mm in length. They feed on various species of thistle. Little is known about the life cycle, or whether this moth has a single protracted, or two overlapping broods.

 

HABITAT: Many places where the food plants are present.

 

FOOD PLANT/S:  various species of Thistle.

 

SIMILAR SPECIES: Other members of the Agapeta genus are similar in appearance.

           
               
             
               
             
 

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