July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata
July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata
Adult • Littleborough, Lancashire • © Ian Kimber

70.074 BF1777
July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata

(Thunberg, 1784)


Wingspan 23-30 mm.

A very variable species, both in markings as well as colour, with some showing a distinct green colour, others reddish-brown.

It is rather common over most of Britain and prefers hedgerows and woodland margins.

The larvae feed on sallow (Salix) and bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) among others.

It is on the wing in July and August.
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