Rhopobota myrtillana: Distribution map

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49.220 BF1162
Rhopobota myrtillana

(Humphreys & Westwood, 1845)


Wingspan 9 to 12mm.

This is a moorland and heathland species, with a more northern distibution, although it is found widely throughout Britain.

The larva feeds on bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) and the moth can be seen in the late afternoon/early evening sunshine, in flight over its foodplant, in May and June.

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