2255 Feathered Ranunculus Polymixis lichenea
(Hübner, 1813)Wingspan 35-40 mm.
The distribution of this moth is mainly coastal, in the southern half of Britain and north-west England and Wales, but occasional records do turn up in inland localities.
It frequents a range of dry habitats, including waste ground, sandhills and shingle beaches, and flies from August to October.
The larvae feed on a number of low plants, with a preference for biting stonecrop (Sedum acre) and thrift (Armeria maritima).