My Weird & Wonderful World of Moths. Barred Straw-Gandaritis pyraliata.

by Steve Hawkeye December. 07, 2020 60 views
Barred Straw-Gandaritis pyraliata
Norfolk status
Unique resting posture.
Grassland, heathland, scrub, open woodland.
Forewing:	15-18mm.
Flight:	One generation May-Aug.
Foodplant:  	Cleavers and Bedstraws
Nat Status:	Common

Barred Straw-Gandaritis pyraliata Norfolk status Unique resting posture. Grassland, heathland, scrub, open woodland. Forewing: 15-18mm. Flight: One generation May-Aug. Foodplant: Cleavers and Bedstraws Nat Status: Common

This moth can be easily identified owing to its unique resting posture with the forewings held extended and completely covering the hindwings. Commonly found over much Norfolk and a frequent visitor to my MV Light trap on my wildlife meadow in Norfolk, UK. Occurs in Grassland, heathland, scrub, open woodland Cleavers and Bedstraws and similar habitats.

My Weird & Wonderful World of Moths

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