Main: (Noctuidae / Hadeninae)
73.306 [B&F: 2175] Silurian (Eriopygodes imbecilla) (Fabricius, 1794)


A vulnerable Red Data Book species, on high moorland, in south Wales. Only discovered as a resident British species in 1972, when a male was taken at mercury-vapour light at about 500 m on a mountain in Monmouthshire on 30 July. Subsequently found to be locally common in a very small area close to the original trapping area. Unlikely to be recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 24-27 mm. Larva feeds on Heath Bedstraw.

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