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70.218 [B&F: 1894] Latticed Heath (Chiasmia clathrata) (Linnaeus, 1758)


Common in farmland, gardens, calcareous grassland, acid heathland and moorland throughout most of the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight quite common on the chalk and in waste places with clover, and also found in clover crops. Wingspan 26-32 mm. Flies both by day, in warm sunshine, and at night. Although distinctive, it has been confused with Common Heath Ematurga atomaria, but only Latticed Heath has such conspicuous, black veins; there is a confusing black form alboguttata, which is best distinguished by the chequered fringes. Larva feeds on Hare's-foot Clover, White Clover, Red Clover, Bird's-foot Trefoil and Lucerne, over-wintering as a pupa.

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