Phtheochroa rugosana - Distribution map

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49.095 BF925

Phtheochroa rugosana

(Hübner, [1799])

Wingspan 16-20 mm.

This woodland species is distributed mainly in southern England, becoming scarcer further north into the Midlands.

It is on the wing during May and June, and flies around dusk. During the day it relies on camouflage, taking on the appearance of a bird-dropping.

The larvae feed on white bryony (Bryonia dioica).
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