ADULT: Wingspan 19-22mm. A cracking little moth this that looks remarkably similar to a grass seed. The forewing is creamy white with a dark toothed crossline and various white triangular marks. LARVA: The larva feed on Viper's Bugloss and are whitish in colour and covered in black spots. There is a dark dorsal band and black thoracic plate. CHRYSALIS: The pupa is found attached to a dead leaf and is covered with leaf fragments. BEHAVIOUR: Attracted to light in small numbers but perhaps best seen by sweep-netting. HABITAT: Coastal areas where the foodplant occurs. FLIGHT PERIOD: Single brooded. June to August. STATUS: Local and restricted to a few southern coastal locations and limestone cliffs.
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