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989 Timothy Tortrix Aphelia paleana

(Hübner, 1793)

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Timothy Tortrix  Aphelia paleana (Larva)

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Dinting, Derbyshire. May 1992. On Centaurea nigra

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Dinting, Derbyshire. May 1992. On Centaurea nigra

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49.031 BF989
Timothy Tortrix Aphelia paleana

(Hübner, 1793)

Wingspan 18-22 mm.

A very plain looking moth, usually with a distinct yellowish suffusion around the head and the base of the forewings.

It inhabits waste ground and dampish areas, and feeds on a range of herbaceous plants.

The adults, which are on the wing from June to August, can be flushed from low vegetation during the day but are more active at night.

It is generally distributed throughout, but scarcer in Scotland.

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