Zygaenidae: Procridinae

03956 Forester Adscita statices, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF0163 (ABH54.002)


General Information

The males of this species sometimes fly up to an hour before dark on warm evenings.


Pupates in a cocoon near the ground.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: M 12-15mm. F 11-13mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa), Sheep's Sorrel (Rumex acetosella)
Flying: One generation, May-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Open habitats, damp grassland, chalk downland, heathland, wwodland clearings, sandy heaths.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.1%) of the 1900 10km squares of Bulgaria.

Last recorded in July 2012

Recorded date range (Adult): 19 July to 19 July

Larva Type:
green, yellow, white, brown, black, grey
No. of Proleg Pairs: