Pleurota bicostella: Distribution map

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28.025 BF654
Pleurota bicostella

(Clerck, 1759)


Wingspan c. 24mm.

Locally distributed over much of the British Isles, with the exception of parts of south-west and central England, this rather distinctive species flies in June and July, at dawn and just before dusk.

The favoured habitat is heathland and damp moorland, where the larvae feed on heath (Erica spp.), in a silken web on the shoots.

The adults have extraordinarily large, tufted labial palps.
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