Merrifieldia tridactyla
Merrifieldia tridactyla
Adult • Burren, Co. Clare, Eire • © Keith Tailby

45.032 BF1511
Merrifieldia tridactyla

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan c. 20mm.

This rather rare and local species is found mainly in the south-western counties and the Burren region of southern Ireland.

Flying mainly in June and July, it inhabits chalky or limestone districts.

The larvae feed on a number of species of wild thyme (Thymus spp.).
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