Selagia argyrella
Selagia argyrella
Adult • Catalonia, NE Spain • © Jordi Clavell

62.0181 BF1448

Selagia argyrella

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan c. 30mm.

A believed adventive species, two specimens of which were recorded in Essex in 1880, and none since.

Abroad the species occurs from Europe to Asia and flies from June to September. The forewing is pale buff in colour with a lustre, and whitish suffusion.

The larvae feed on heather (Calluna vulgaris) as well as Helianthemum and Potentilla.
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