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Brussels Lace

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Peter Orchard

A moth primarily of woodlands and coppices but it also occurs less frequently in other habitats especially near the coast. 


 

 

  • Cleorodes lichenaria: the Brussels lace moth

    Post date: Sunday, 26 February, 2017 - 21:18

    The Brussels lace moth (Cleorodes lichenaria) is a species that occurs mainly in central southern and the south west of England and so Dorset is right on the centre of its range. It certainly does not breed further north but there can be inward migration that can throw up records from elsewhere in the country.

    Flying from June to August, this is a moth primarily of woodlands and coppices but it also occurs less frequently in other habitats especially near the coast. Its larvae feed on lichen and the south west tends to be lichen rich so that might account for its predominance here, the warmer climate also helps of course.


     

Common Name Brussels Lace
Scientific Name Cleorodes lichenaria
Species Group Moths 085 387 Geometerids
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