|1798 ~ Small Autumnal Moth ~ Epirrita filigrammaria|
Resident. Common N,C,W
Due to its moorland habitat this species is rarely recorded but will be a much more common than the records suggest.
Wingspan : M & F, 30-38mm.
Heather, bilberry and sallows.
Overwinters as an egg attached to the foodplant. Larva mid April-late May. Pupates beneath the soil.
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Photo by DB, 5th Sept 2014, Lake Vyrnwy