Anania verbascalis
Anania verbascalis
Adult • Ipswich, Suffolk • © Paul Kitchener

63.023 BF1382
Anania verbascalis

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan 22-26 mm.

Locally distributed in the southern half of England, this species inhabits open heathland and shingle areas.

The larvae feed mainly on wood sage (Teucrium scorodonia), overwintering in a state of diapause.

The flight period is June and July, and the species is single-brooded.
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