Gypsonoma sociana
Gypsonoma sociana
Adult • Littleborough, Lancashire • © Ian Kimber

49.281 BF1168
Gypsonoma sociana

(Haworth, 1811)

Wingspan 12-15 mm.

Locally fairly common over much of Britain, this species has a distinctive blackish triangle on the lower edge of each forewing, which join together to form a diamond shape when the moth is at rest.

The larva burrows into a twig of poplar (Populus or sallow (Salix), and later occupies a leaf bud. The moth flies from late evening during July and August.

back to top

ProCache: v317 Render date: 2018-03-18 00:42:54 Page render time: 0.2959s Total w/ProCache: 0.3340s