792 Mirificarma mulinella
(Zeller, 1839)Wingspan 11-15 mm.
This moth may frequently be identified by a pair of dark stripes running longitudinally down each forewing. However in some individuals these stripes may merge. In others, they may be absent altogether making identification difficult.
The larvae feed on gorse (Ulex) and broom (Cytisus), feeding on the flowers before pupating amongst the leaves on the ground.
The adult moth flies from July to September and is common on heathland and wasteland throughout Britain.