Pyralidae: Phycitinae

1458 (ABH62.042) Thistle Ermine Myelois circumvoluta, (Fourcroy, 1785)

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Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hillesden, Bucks
Hillesden, Bucks
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This species is similar to members of the Yponomeutidae family except that it doesn't have black spots on the thorax and has a pure white fringe on the hindwing.


Wingspan: 27-33 mm.
Foodplant(s): thistles (Carduus spp.)
Flying: One generation, June-July
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 102 (37.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 17 May to 11 September

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
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