Purple Clay Diarsia brunnea
Purple Clay Diarsia brunnea
Adult • © David Painter

73.332 BF2122
Purple Clay Diarsia brunnea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan 35-38 mm.

A fairly distinctive species with a broad, brownish forewing, often with a purple tinge, and a blackish patch between the two forewing stigmata.

A woodland moth, it is quite common throughout most of Britain.

The larval foodplants are a wide range of herbaceous plants and shrubs.

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