Sorcerer Aedia leucomelas
Sorcerer Aedia leucomelas
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Sorcerer Aedia leucomelas

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan c. 35mm.

The first record of this species occurred on the Isle of Wight in September 2006. Since then there have been a small number of records, but it remains a rare vagrant species to these shores.

The adult moth is similar to The AlchymistCatephia alchymista but is significantly smaller with a more brownish hue.

It has a wide distribution abroad, and in Europe occurs in warm sandy habitats, flying from June to September in two generations. The larvae feed on Convolvulus.

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