Depressariidae: Depressariinae

0672 (ABH32.036) Parsnip Moth Depressaria radiella (=pastinacella) (=heraclei) (=heracliana), (Goeze, 1783)

KR01776

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Moths fly at night and can be found feeding at flowers.


Wingspan: 23-28 mm
Foodplant(s): Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa), Common Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)
Flying: One generation, September-May (hibernates)

Habitat

Grassland habitats and coastal areas where hogweed found.

Regional Information

Recorded in 46 (17%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in April 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 20 January to 25 December

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