Pale Shining Brown Polia bombycina
Pale Shining Brown Polia bombycina
Adult • Southern England • © David Green

73.259 BF2148
Pale Shining Brown Polia bombycina

(Hufnagel, 1766)


Wingspan 43-52 mm.

Formerly more widespread, this species is retracting its range and is now mostly found in south-eastern England. Occasional coastal records are thought to be migrants.

The adults fly in June and July, when they will visit light, sugar and various flowers.

The species prefers calcareous soils, but the life history is imperfectly known, though the larvae are thought to be polyphagous.
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