Eupoecilia angustana
Eupoecilia angustana
Adult • Maesteg, Glamorgan • ©

49.111 BF954
Eupoecilia angustana

(Hübner, [1799])


Wingspan 10-15 mm.

A small, brightly-coloured species, which occurs over much of Britain, comprising two forms, with a third in Shetland considered a subspecies.

The nominate form angustana occurs in woodland edges, meadows and similar locations, and feeds on a variety of plants including plantain (Plantagoand yarrow (Achillea). The f. fasciella is found on heathland, and feeds on heather (Calluna).

The flight period is from June to September.
back to top

ProCache v202 / 2016-09-26 10:47:43 / 0.6014s