Cynaeda dentalis: Distribution map

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63.056 BF1359
Cynaeda dentalis

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Wingspan 22-28 mm.

A highly distinctive moth, this species is restricted in Britain to a few coastal localities in the south-east of England, where its preferred seaside habitats such as shingle beaches occur.

The single generation flies in July, and comes to light. The larval foodplant is viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare).

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