Sitochroa palealis
Sitochroa palealis
Adult • Attenborough NR, Nottinghamshire • ©

63.014 BF1370
Sitochroa palealis

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Wingspan 26-32 mm.

This species is a local resident along the coastal areas of the south and south-east, and also an occasional migrant.

With its silky whitish upperwings and diffuse dusky spot, it is quite distinctive moth, and a favourite amongst enthusiasts.

It flies in June and July and is attracted to light.

The larvae feed on umbellifers, particularly wild carrot (Daucus carota).
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