Clouded Buff Diacrisia sannio: Distribution map

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72.023 BF2059
Clouded Buff Diacrisia sannio

(Linnaeus, 1758)


Wingspan 35-50 mm.

Locally fairly common throughout much of Britain, this species inhabits heathland and similar rough habitats.

The males, which are larger and more brightly coloured than the females, are often active during the day. The females are more docile and mainly nocturnal.

The moths fly in June and July, and the slow-feeding larvae feed on heather (Calluna) and various herbaceous plants.
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