Hypsopygia glaucinalis
Hypsopygia glaucinalis
Adult • North Norfolk • © Perry Hampson

62.076 BF1415

Hypsopygia glaucinalis

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan 23-30 mm.

Relatively common locally in the southern half of England, though numbers appear to be decreasing. It is also an occasional migrant to the south.

It frequents haystacks and thatches, and is on the wing in July and August, when it comes to light.

The larvae feed amongst the thatch or hay, or in other kinds of dry vegetable matter, such as birds' nests.
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