Eupoecilia angustana
Eupoecilia angustana
Adult • Maesteg, Glamorgan • © Paul Parsons

49.111 BF954

Eupoecilia angustana

(Hübner, [1799])

Wingspan 10-15 mm.

A small, brightly-coloured species, which occurs over much of Britain, comprising two forms, with a third in Shetland considered a subspecies.

The nominate form angustana occurs in woodland edges, meadows and similar locations, and feeds on a variety of plants including plantain (Plantagoand yarrow (Achillea). The f. fasciella is found on heathland, and feeds on heather (Calluna).

The flight period is from June to September.
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