Acrobasis repandana
Acrobasis repandana
Adult • Essex • © Tristan Bantock

62.034 BF1436

Acrobasis repandana

(Fabricius, 1798)

Wingspan 20-25 mm.

One of the more colourful of the Pyralids, this species can be common in suitable habitat throughout England.

Flying in July and August, the adults can be attracted to light, but during the day remain concealed amongst the foliage.

The larvae feed on oak (Quercus), often high up in a tree, spinning together several leaves.
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