Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Depressaria radiella Goeze, 1783
Parsnip Moth

Family: Depressariidae
Checklist Number: 32.036

Frequent and probably under-recorded on the islands as it is fairly common throughout the British Isles. Likes dry habitats and buildings. Overwinters and is active from September to May

Wild Parsnip Pastinaca sativa is one of the main foodplants with the larvae later pupating in the stem. They also feed on Hogweed Heracleum sphondylium

Depressaria radiella
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