Celypha rufana
Celypha rufana
Adult • Gait Barrows NNR, Lancashire • © Ian Kimber

49.16 BF1065

Celypha rufana

(Scopoli, 1763)

Wingspan 16-19 mm.

An uncommon and local species, this moth inhabits rough ground in Wales and the north-west of England.

The adults vary in the intensity of the rufous coloration, but usually have a more or less noticeably reticulated pattern.

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) and mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) are the foodplants, the larvae feeding on the rootstock.

May to July is the main flight period, the moths flying during the afternoon and evening.
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