Incurvaria praelatella
Incurvaria praelatella
Adult • Owston Wood, Leics. • © Andy Mackay

8.004 BF132

Incurvaria praelatella

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan 11-14 mm.

This moth is characterised by the whitish markings against a bronzy-purple background colour, with a noticeable pale streak at the base of the wing, and a yellowish head.

It is fairly well distributed throughout much of Britain and Ireland, and can be common in places.

The moths fly in sunshine, in May and June, and the larvae feed on roseaceous plants such as wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca) and water avens (Geum rivale).
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