Wheeleria spilodactylus
Wheeleria spilodactylus
Adult on foodplant • Great Orme, North Wales • © John Martin

45.035 BF1515
Wheeleria spilodactylus

(Curtis, 1827)

Wingspan 20-25 mm.

This rather attractive plume moth is a local species, found chiefly on the Isle of Wight and a few scattered localities in Wales and in southern England.

It inhabits mainly chalky soils, and is found on the wing from July to September.

The larvae feed on white horehound (Marrubium vulgare) and are well-camouflaged and difficult to see.
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