Hypatima rhomboidella
Hypatima rhomboidella
Adult • ex. larva, Chorlton, Gtr. Manchester • © Ben Smart

35.018 BF858

Hypatima rhomboidella

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan 18 mm.

The scientific name of this moth is derived from the rhomboid-shaped brownish blotch on the forewing.

At rest, the wings are closely folded at the tip, giving a tapered appearance.

It flies at night between late July and September, and can be attracted by light.

The larval foodplants are birch (Betula) and hazel (Corylus avellana).
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