Yellow Belle Aspitates ochrearia
Yellow Belle Aspitates ochrearia
Larva • Soar, South Devon • © Phil Barden

70.294 BF1968

Yellow Belle Aspitates ochrearia

(Rossi, 1794)

[Synonyms: Aspitates ochrearia]
Wingspan 28-36 mm.

This moth occurs in all the coastal counties in the south of England and Wales, preferring dry grassland, sandy terrain, wasteground and coastal habitats.

There are two generations, with adults flying in May and June, and later in August and September. It can be found on the wing on sunny days, but its natural flight time is dusk onwards.

The larvae feed on a number of low-growing plants, including wild carrot (Daucas carota) and buck's horn plantain (Plantago cornopus).
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