Plain Clay Eugnorisma depuncta: Distribution map

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Plain Clay Eugnorisma depuncta

(Linnaeus, 1761)


Wingspan 36-44 mm.

Despite its English name, this is an attractive, well-marked species, with black markings on a chestnut ground colour.

It is a species of deciduous woodland, occurring locally in central and eastern Scotland, becoming scarcer into northern England and Wales, and occurring sporadically in south-west England.

The moth flies from July to September, and the caterpillars, which are brownish with a paler lateral stripe, feed on various low-growing herbaceous plants such as dock (Rumex).
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