Depressaria pulcherrimella
Depressaria pulcherrimella
Adult • Ripon, N.Yorks • © Charles Fletcher

32.042 BF676

Depressaria pulcherrimella

Stainton, 1849

Wingspan 15-19 mm.

Distributed locally throughout much of the British Isles, this species has a pale buff head and thorax and a fairly rich mixture of chestnut, black and white on the forewings.

The moths fly between June and September, and sometimes occur at light.

Although well distributed, some of the early life stages are still undescribed, but the later instar larvae feed on wild carrot (Daucus carota), pignut (Conopodium majus) and burnet-saxifrage (Pimpinella saxifraga).
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