Irish Annulet Gnophos dumetata hibernica
Irish Annulet Gnophos dumetata hibernica
Adult • Co. Clare, Ireland • © Paul Harris

70.286 BF1962a
Irish Annulet Gnophos dumetata hibernica

(Forder, 1993)


Wingspan c. 26mm.

This very localised subspecies was first discovered here in 1991, and is now known to be fairly well established in the Burren area of County Clare, Ireland, though it has not been found away from that area. The nominate subspecies dumetata occurs in central and southern Europe.

The adult moths fly in August and are attracted to light.

They can also be found visiting the foodplant and other flowers after dusk. The larval foodplant is buckthorn (Rhamnus catharticus).

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