Thursday, 6 September 2007

Common Heath Moth (Ematurga atomaria)

Adult Common Heath Moth (Ematurga atomaria) at Brigstock, Northants - May 2012

OTHER NAMES: Common Heath 
Length: ?
Wingspan: 22-30mm
UK Status: Not Evaluated IUCN Red List: Not Yet Evaluated 

The Common Heath Moth is a common day-flying species found throughout Britain.  It is a very variable species in appearance, capable of possessing a very wide variety of patterns through a range of colours from oranges to browns and creams.  As caterpillars they feed on heather, heath and clovers and fly in May and June.

Related Species:
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Ematurga
SUBSPECIES: None - monotypic

- Sighting Locations -
UNITED KINGDOM - A fairly common resident.
 - Seen in Brigstock 

Further Notes: RSPB, Wikipedia, BirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List

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