1413 Gold Triangle Hypsopygia costalis ABH 62.075
Fabricius, 1775

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Wingspan 16- 23 mm.

Phenology Adults fly at night in July and August

Description Exhibits two variations on resting postures. At full rest, all four wings are splayed out, and the tip of the abdomen is tilted upward.or in the alternate posture a 'triangular' shape, with the hindwings hidden by the forewings . Coloration variable according to latituude but in the main purple and yellow moth the broad yellow fringe of the Gold Triangle distinguished from the superficially similar Mint Moths

Life Cycle Larvae feed in dry vegetable matter, eg haystacks and thatch. stored clover and hay, squirrel's dreys, dead leaves

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