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PICTURE: Seen by day at Rimac NNR, Theddlethorpe Dunes, Lincs, June 2015.

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: This species is widespread, and locally common in southern and eastern England. In the rest of Britain it is scarcer and more localised, and is found as far north as Lancashire, and Yorkshire.

 

LENGTH: 16mm to 20mm.                                 STATUS: Resident.

     

FLIGHT PERIOD: This moth is single brooded, and is on the wing in June and July.

LARVAL PERIOD: Caterpillars can be found from July through to September..

HABITAT: These moths inhabit salt marsh, grasslands, embankments, sea cliffs where the food plants grow.

 

FOOD PLANT/S: The food plants are the flowers of  St John's-wort, Field Scabious and other herbaceous plants.

 

SIMILAR SPECIES: This is a fairly distinctive species of pug.

           
               
             
               
             
 

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