Anania funebris: Distribution map

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63.024 BF1381
Anania funebris

(Ström, 1768)


Wingspan c. 21 mm.

A highly distinctive day-flying species, occurring locally in scattered locations throughout the British Isles, with a preference for limestone districts.

The adults are on the wing from late May to July, and have a peculiar spinning motion when in flight.

The larva feeds in a slight web, on the leaves and flowers of goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea) and occasionally dyer's greenweed (Genista tinctoria).

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