ABH 62.075

Gold Triangle Hypsopygia costalis

BF 1413

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(Fabricius, 1775)
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16-23 mm.


AKA Clover Hayworm Moth ./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 latituud Eg Base Colour Dark Brown or Purplish 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 The nocturnal adults fly in July and August,



The species is found reasonably commonly in the southern half of Britain in gardens, woodlands and farmland.





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