Palpita vitrealis
Palpita vitrealis
Adult • © Les Hill

63.048 BF1408
Palpita vitrealis

(Rossi, 1794)

[Synonyms: unionalis]
Wingspan 27 -31 mm.

Although widespread in southern Europe, this is an immigrant to the British Isles, appearing most often in the south and south-west of England.

Autumn is the most likely period to encounter this species.

The wings are translucent with a slight sheen and an orange or brown leading edge.

Abroad, the species feeds on jasmine (Jasminium) and olive (Olea).
back to top

ProCache: v317 Render date: 2018-08-14 02:05:01 Page render time: 0.2895s Total w/ProCache: 0.3415s