Dark Umber Philereme transversata
Dark Umber Philereme transversata
Adult • Gait Barrows NNR, Lancashire • © Rob Petley-Jones

70.119 BF1792
Dark Umber Philereme transversata

(Hufnagel, 1767)

Wingspan 29-37 mm.

Although varying in degrees of contrast, this is normally a dark brown species, as the English name suggests. The trailing edges of the wings are distinctly scalloped.

The species is found in England and Wales, being commoner in the south. It inhabits calcareous soils and flies in July.

The caterpillar has two forms - one pale green; the other dark brown and cream. The foodplant is buckthron (Rhamnus catharticus).
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