|2485 ~ Marsh Oblique-barred ~ Hypenodes humidalis|
Resident. Nat. Scarce B
A 'Nationally Scarce B' species. This very small macro is easily overlooked, especially by inexperienced mothers who are quite likely to see it as a micro moth. Even taking its small size into account, it seems to be quite a local species, probably due to its foodplant, which, isn't actually known at this time. It has been recorded from a few scattered sites throughout the county, but especially in the west.
Wingspan : M & F, 14-15mm.
White-line Snout, and, because of its small size, it is often confused with micro moths.
Wet, boggy and marshy places.
Unknown in the wild. In captivity, cross-leaved heath, sphagnum moss and marsh cinquefoil.
Largely unknown. Probably overwinters as a larva or a pupa. Pupates in a pendulous cocoon suspended from the foodplant.
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