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Broom Moth ~ Ian Kimber

Broom Moth ~ Ian Kimber

The Broom Moth (Ceramica pisi) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found throughout Europe, east up to eastern Asia. In the north, it is found far beyond the Arctic Circle. In the Alps, it is found up to heights of up to 2,000 metres.

The wingspan is 32-37 mm. The length of the forewings is 16-20 mm. The moth flies in two generations from mid-May to August.

The larvae feed on various shrubs, deciduous trees and herbaceous plants, such as Calluna, Cytisus scoparius, Pteridium aquilinum, Rubus, Sea-buckthorn, willow and the European Larch.

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