The Wormwood Cucullia absinthii
Wingspan 32-40 mm.
A rather local species, occurring in scattered locations throughout England and Wales, and occupying wasteground, quarries, sea-cliffs and similar habitats. The adults are on the wing in July.
Like other members of the Cucullinae, when at rest they have an accentuated posture with a forward-projecting tuft of hair on the thorax.
The larvae eat the flowers and seeds of wormwood (Artemesia absinthium), or mugwort (A. vulgaris).