Bryotropha galbanella: Distribution map

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35.043 BF784
Bryotropha galbanella

(Zeller, 1839)


Wingspan c. 15-17mm.

A northern species, occurring locally in forested areas in Scotland, although it has been found in North Yorkshire.

It is a large, broad-winged Bryotropha, with a pale ochreous ground colour, and creamy fascia.

There is a single generation, with larvae feeding on mosses in May and June, and adults on the wing between late May and August.

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