Eriopsela quadrana
Eriopsela quadrana
Adult • Gait Barrows NNR, N. Lancs • © George Tordoff

49.218 BF1189

Eriopsela quadrana

(Hübner, [1813])

Wingspan c. 15mm.

This species is rather localised in Britain, having a scattered distribution in England, and occupying chalky or limestone districts, or other dry grassy habitats where the foodplant grows.

The larva feeds on goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea), folding leaves upwards and feeding within.

The moths fly in May and June and appear in the late afternoon, later coming to light.
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