Rhopobota stagnana: Distribution map

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49.221 BF1161
Rhopobota stagnana

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Wingspan c. 12-15mm.

This species is rather similar to Rhopobota myrtillana although somewhat larger and less distinctly marked. Females are generally larger than males, which have narrower forewings.

There are two generations, with moths on the wing from April to June and again in August and September.

The larvae feed on small scabious (Scabiosa columbaria) or devil's-bit scabious (Succisa pratensis) and the moth is found in suitable habitats where the foodplants occur.
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