Teleiodes vulgella
Teleiodes vulgella
Larva • Chorlton, Greater Manchester, found on Sorbus • © Ben Smart

35.141 BF765

Teleiodes vulgella

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

A fairly distinctive moth in the adult stage, this species has small blackish patches bordered by raised whitish scale-tufts, giving it a noticeably 'rough' appearance.

Quite a common species throughout most of Britain, the adults fly at night in June and July, and often visit the light-trap.

The larvae feed on a number of shrubs and trees, including hawthorn (Crataegus) and blackthorn (Prunus spinosa).
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