Northern Spinach Eulithis populata: Distribution map

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70.091 BF1756
Northern Spinach Eulithis populata

(Linnaeus, 1758)


Wingspan 25-32 mm.

Distributed throughout Britain, including the very north of Scotland, though less common in the south and east.

This species shows a range of colour forms, with generally darker specimens further north.

It inhabits peat moorland and grassland, and the larvae feed on bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus).

There is one generation, with the moths flying in July and August.
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