00315 Opostega salaciella, (Treitschke, 1833)

BF0119 (ABH5.001)


General Information

This moth is the only all-white member of the small family of three species found in the UK. The large eyecaps are a distinctive feature.


The pre-adult stages are unknown, but it is suspected that the main larval foodplant is Sheep's Sorrel.

Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: 9-12 mm.
Foodplant(s): Sheep's Sorrel (Rumex acetosella)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Heathland and grassland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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