Caryocolum vicinella
Caryocolum vicinella
Adult • Lleyn, Caerns. leg. I. Kimber & I. F. Smith • © Ian Smith

35.130 BF826
Caryocolum vicinella

(Douglas, 1851)


Wingspan c. 12 mm.

A sea-cliff and coastal species occurring locally around the coasts of England, Wales and parts of Scotland. It also occurs around parts of the Irish coastline. Its pied appearance makes it a fairly distinctive member of the genus, if well-marked.

The larval foodplant is sea-campion (Silene maritima), feeding in spun shoots and possibly mining leaves when young.

The adult flies from about July to September, and can be attracted to light.
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