Aethes beatricella
Aethes beatricella
Adult • Grays, Essex • © Ian Kimber

49.123 BF951

Aethes beatricella

(Walsingham, 1898)

Wingspan 14-17 mm.

This species occurs mainly in the south-east of England, and can be found on waste ground, woodland fringes and hedgerows.

It flies during June and July, in the evening and into dusk, and is sometimes attracted to light.

The larvae feed mainly on hemlock (Conium).
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