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A Selection of Eribidae Moths 72.001 - 72.012

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(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Eribidae - Scoliopteryginae Eribidae - Scoliopteryginae Eribidae - Scoliopteryginae Eribidae - Scoliopteryginae Eribidae - Scoliopteryginae
The Herald The Herald The Herald The Herald The Herald
Scoliopterix libatrix Scoliopterix libatrix Scoliopterix libatrix Scoliopterix libatrix Scoliopterix libatrix
72.001   BF 2469 72.001   BF 2469 72.001   BF 2469 72.001   BF 2469 72.001   BF 2469
(Scopoli 1763) (Scopoli 1763) (Scopoli 1763)   (Linnaeus 1758)
Eribidae - Rivulinae Eribidae - Rivulinae Eribidae - Rivulinae   Eribidae - Scoliopteryginae
Straw Dot Straw Dot Straw Dot   The Herald
Rivula sericealis Rivula sericealis Rivula sericealis   Scoliopterix libatrix
72.002   BF 2474 72.002   BF 2474 72.002   BF 2474   72.001   BF 2469

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 19mm to 25mm.

Flight Period: June until September in two broods.

Habitat: Damp woods, heaths, fenland, moors, commons, marshes, mosses.

Comment: This moth is wide spread, and common in England, Wales and Ireland. Scarce and in local Scotland.

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Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 7mm to 10mm.

Flight Period: August to November, after hibernation, March until June.

Habitat:  Parks, gardens, woods, fens, marshes, and places with trees.

Comment: This moth is wide spread and fairly common in England, Wales and Ireland. Wide spread and scarce in Scotland, and found Orkney.

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Eribidae - Hypeninae Eribidae - Hypeninae Eribidae - Hypeninae Eribidae - Hypeninae Eribidae - Lymantriinae
The Snout The Snout The Snout The Snout Brown-tail
Hypena proboscidalis Hypena proboscidalis Hypena proboscidalis Hypena proboscidalis Euproctis chrysorrhoea
72.003   BF 2477 72.003   BF 2477 72.003   BF 2477 72.003   BF 2477 72.012   BF 2029
 

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 36mm to 42mm.

Flight Period: June and July, again in the autumn.

Habitat:  Found in many places where the food plant Common Stinging Nettles grow.

Comment: Wide spread and common through out most of the UK, including Orkney and the Inner Hebrides.

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 36mm to 42mm.

Flight Period: July and August.

Habitat: Hedgerows, parks, gardens, sand dunes with Sea Buckthorn.

Comment: Common, but local in southern and eastern England. It is also extends as far north as Yorkshire. Outside Essex it is mainly a coastal species.

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) BEWARE! (Linnaeus 1758)
Eribidae - Lymantriinae Eribidae - Lymantriinae Eribidae - Lymantriinae The hairs of these Brown-tail Eribidae - Lymantriinae
White Satin White Satin Brown-tail caterpillars can cause a severe rash, Brown-tail
Eucoma salacis Eucoma salacis Euproctis chrysorrhoea and/or cause temporary, or more Euproctis chrysorrhoea
72.009   BF 2031 72.009   BF 2031 72.012   BF 2029 permanent blindness. 72.012   BF 2029

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 43mm to 60mm.

Flight Period: May

Habitat: Found where Sallow, and Poplar grow. I have found the larvae on Grey Poplar.

Comment: Wide spread in England and eastern Wales. It is quite common in London, and parts of Essex and Kent. Only known on one site in Ireland.

       

Species 72.013 to 72.020

             

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