Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Diacrisia sannio Linnaeus, 1758
Clouded Buff

Family: Erebidae
Checklist Number: 72.023

Two records of this brightly coloured moth which may fly in sunny weather and was first seen in 2011. Mostly found on heathland or moorland in June and July

Caterpillar foodplants include a number of herbaceous species such as sheep's sorrel Rumex acetosella, devil's-bit scabious Succisa pratensis and plantains Plantago as well as heathers Calluna/Erica

Diacrisia sannio
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