Monday, 24 August 2015

Eupoecilia angustana - Beeley Moor

The tiny Tortrix moth Eupoecilia angustana is common on the heather moorland at the moment. It is the smaller, whiter form fasciella which is found on the moors and the larva feed on the heather.
In Derbyshire it is common on the gritstone moors but scarce elsewhere and despite living close to the moor I have never caught it in the garden.

Eupoecilia angustana f. fasciella

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