0904 (ABH39.003) Spuleria flavicaput, (Haworth, 1828)


Old Weston
Old Weston
 Photo © Kevin Royles
Old Weston
 Photo © Kevin Royles

General Information

The adults are charcoal-grey with a distinct yellow head and two sets of raised scale-tufts on their forewings.

The adults fliy in morning sunshine around branches of hawthorn and rest with spread wings and waving antennae.

Flies during the day

Wingspan: 12-14mm
Foodplant(s): hawthorns (Crataegus spp.)
Flying: One generation, May-June


Woodland edges, scrub and hedgerows.

Regional Information

Recorded in 8 (3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 11 May to 09 September