Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Neofaculta ericetella Geyer, [1832]
Heather Groundling

Family: Gelechiidae
Checklist Number: 35.017

A scarce moorland species that is quite variable in its base colour but the black markings are consistent. Active from May to June

The young larvae feed on the flowers of Heather Calluna vulgaris

Neofaculta ericetella
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