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PICTURE: Seen by day at South Landing, Flamborough Head, East Riding, Yorkshire, July 2008.

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: This moth is an abundant resident to most parts of the British Isles. There is some minor variation of the forewing markings, and as the become worn over time they can lose a lot of these markings, especially in damp seasons.

 

WING SPAN: 23mm to 26mm.                                   STATUS: Resident.

 

FLIGHT PERIOD: Moths of this species are single brooded, and are on the wing in July and August. They come to light and actively fly around at dusk before darkness falls, they also come to light. these moths are also very easily disturbed during the day, and often come up in large numbers from low growing herbage.

 

LARVAL PERIOD: Larvae are around from about late July, or August, and over winter before pupating in June.

 

HABITAT: Habitats are  most open places where food plants grow such as, waste ground, pastures, hedgerows, commons etc.

FOOD PLANT/S: The food plants for this larva include knapweed, bramble, plantain, thistle, mugwort,  strawberry and probably other types of plants.

SIMILAR SPECIES: None.

           
               
             
               
             
 

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