Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Epermenia chaerophyllella Goeze, 1783
Garden Lance-wing

Family: Epermeniidae
Checklist Number: 47.005

Rare in the islands but common on the mainland. Mottled appearance with characteristic raised scale tufts . Univoltine: found from July onwards, overwintering as an adult

Hogweed Heracleum sphondylium and related umbellifers are the larval foodplants

Epermenia chaerophyllella
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