Small Dotted Buff Photedes minima: Distribution map

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Small Dotted Buff Photedes minima

(Haworth, 1809)


Wingspan 20-23 mm.

A fairly common species over much of the British Isles, occupying marshy localities, damp woodland and similar habitats.

The females are smaller than the males, and are more well-marked; the males are plain buffish with darker dots along the veins, and often show a slight glossy sheen.

The moths fly from June to August in a single brood.

The larvae feed on the stems of tufted hair-grass (Deschampsia cespitosa).
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