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Family Crambidae » Pyraustinae
Wingspan 22-26 mm.
Flight period June to July is the main flight period, and the larvae hibernate during the winter, pupating in the spring.
Descripttion A Dimorphic species, the males having brownish variegated forewings and white hindwings, the females fairly plain dark brown forewings and buffish hindwings.The larvae feed on the young leaves of elder (Sambucus nigra), and the adults can sometimes be disturbed during the day from the foodplant.