Crambidae: Scopariinae

1344 (ABH63.074) Eudonia mercurella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR06195

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Whitelye Moor, Gwent
Whitelye Moor, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 Photo © Jonathan Newman


General Information

This is one of several very similar moths which can be difficult to separate.


Wingspan: 16-19 mm.
Foodplant(s): moss
Flying: One generation, June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, heathland, grassland and fens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 100 (37%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 06 May to 06 October

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths