The Blackneck Lygephila pastinum
The Blackneck Lygephila pastinum
Adult • Norbury Wood, Runcorn, Cheshire • ©

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The Blackneck Lygephila pastinum

(Treitschke, 1826)


Wingspan 37-42 mm.

In Britain, this moth has only one generation, flying in June and July, but it is double-brooded on the continent.

Occupying woodland and marshy areas, it is locally common in the southern half of Britain, with only scattered occurrences further north.

The species overwinters as a larva, which feeds mainly on tufted vetch (Vicia cracca).
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