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70.091 [B&F: 1756] Northern Spinach (Eulithis populata) (Linnaeus, 1758)


Common on moorland, heathland and woodland, generally on high ground, in south-western and northern England, Wales and Scotland. Unlikely to be recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 33-40 mm. The most likely confusion species are Chevron E. testata and Dark Spinach (Pelurga comitata), which see for differences. Larva feeds on Bilberry, over-wintering as an egg.

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