Stictea mygindiana
Stictea mygindiana
Adult • Barden Moor, Mid-west Yorkshire. Reared from larva • © Derek Parkinson

49.178 BF1070
Stictea mygindiana

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan 15-20mm.

A species of heathland and moorland, this attractive moth flies during the afternoon and early evening.

It can be found on the wing during May and June. It is a species of northern Britain, occurring from Staffordshire northwards to Scotland and into Ireland.

The larvae make spinnings amongst the leaves of cowberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) and other low moorland plants.
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