Bordered Grey Selidosema brunnearia - Distribution map

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70.262 BF1938

Bordered Grey Selidosema brunnearia

(Villers, 1789)

Wingspan 37-43 mm.

Although it occurs sporadically throughout parts of northern England and Scotland, the major populations are in the New Forest, Hampshire and other southern coastal counties.

The moths fly in July and August, mainly at night, but the males can also be found flying on warm days.

The species' favoured habitats are heathland and downland. The larval foodplants are documented as mainly heather (Calluna vulgaris) and bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) but in South Aberdeenshire a population has been found on rest-harrow (Ononis repens).

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