Feathered Ranunculus Polymixis lichenea: Distribution map

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Feathered Ranunculus Polymixis lichenea

(Hübner, [1813])

[Synonyms: Eumichtis lichenea]
Wingspan 35-40 mm.

The distribution of this moth is mainly coastal, in the southern half of Britain and north-west England and Wales, but occasional records do turn up in inland localities.

It frequents a range of dry habitats, including waste ground, sandhills and shingle beaches, and flies from August to October.

The larvae feed on a number of low plants, with a preference for biting stonecrop (Sedum acre) and thrift (Armeria maritima).
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