Bordered Sallow Pyrrhia umbra
Bordered Sallow Pyrrhia umbra
St. Helens, Merseyside • ©

73.070 BF2399
Bordered Sallow Pyrrhia umbra

(Hufnagel, 1766)


Wingspan 27-35 mm. Generally coastal, occurring on calcareous soils where found inland, this moth is widespread but local in southern England, extending northwards along the coasts to parts of Scotland. The single generation flies in June and July and visits sugar as well as light. The larvae feed mainly on the flowers and seeds of restharrow (Ononus spp.).

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