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Ceramica pisi (Linnaeus, 1758)

Broom Moth
73.2710 (B&F: 2163)
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»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Hadeninae
        »Tribe: Hadenini

Resident, often occuring sparingly or fairly commonly in a wide range of habitats, sometimes common at mv light on heathland. Thinly distributed in the east of the county, but only known from the north in the west where it is in serious decline. Generally single-brooded flying mainly from late May to the third week of July. A partial second emergence episodically flies from late August to early October. Larvae feed on bracken, dyer's greenweed, broom, bramble, sallow, scabious flowers, ribwort plantain, parachoetis, devil's-bit scabious, knot-grass, thistle, dandelion, and unspecified grasses. (Pratt, 2011)

Melanchra pisi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Battle, 10 vi 2014
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Melanchra pisi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Chailey Common, 12 vi 2018
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Melanchra pisi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lindfield, 10 vi 2007
Photo: Bob Foreman
Melanchra pisi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Park Corner Heath, 9 ix 2007
Photo: Michael Blencowe

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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