Pyralidae: Phycitinae

1457 (ABH62.030) Hypochalcia ahenella, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)



General Information

This is a rather plain-looking moth.

Wingspan: c. 25 mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Rock-rose (Helianthemum nummularium), wormwoods (Artemesia spp.)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce B


Dry stony areas, grass banks and quarries.

Regional Information

Recorded in 2 (0.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2023

Recorded date range (Adult): 27 June to 27 June

Nationally Scarce B