Broom Moth Ceramica pisi
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Noctuidae » Hadeninae
Variable species, with the ground colour varying between greyish brown to a dark chestnut colour, intensity of the markings also variable.distinctive brown and yellow striped caterpillar feeds not only on broom (Cytisus scoparius), but also bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) and other trees and plants.
It flies between May and July, and is attracted to light.The distinctive brown and yellow striped caterpillar feeds not only on broom (Cytisus scoparius), but also on bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) and other trees and plants.
Similar he most likely confusion species is Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea, which has a straighter, whiter subterminal line.
Common on heathland, moorland and in gardens, and on a wide range of other habitats aLrva feeds on Heather, Bracken, Broom, Bramble, Sallow and Sea Buckthorn, over-wintering as a pupa.