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

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: This moth is fairly common and quite well distributed throughout the British Isles.

 

WING SPAN: 30mm to 40mm.                                   STATUS: Resident.

 wing from late May through to September in overlapping broods. Further north in E3ngland and Ireland the second brood is only partial, or is absent.

 

LARVAL PERIOD: Caterpillars can be found in July and August feeding on the ripening seed pods of Campion. Pupation takes place in late summer, and again in the autumn, the emerging late spring moths having over wintered as pupae.

 

HABITAT: The moth favours most types of habitats where red and White Campion grow.

 

FOOD PLANT/S: They  feed on the ripening seed pods of Campion.

 

SIMILAR SPECIES:  The Campion is very similar.

           
               
             
               
             
 

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