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Hypsopygia glaucinalis

(Linnaeus, 1758)1415 / 62.076
=Orthopygia glaucinalis

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in southern Britain, the larva feeding on decomposing plant material and refuse. In Dorset, the moth occurs widely, but usually is only observed as singletons in deciduous woodland, on farms, on thatched buildings and in sea cliff localities where nesting birds are frequent, such as at Durlston.

Immigration may account for some of the records, but the widespread nature of the moth across the county makes research difficult. The national norm is for a... Read More

Additional Stats

Wingspan: 23-30 mm.
Flight: Two Gens. July - Aug. Sept - Oct.
Foodplant:   Dry vegetable matter.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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