54.003 BF0164 – Cistus Forester – Zygaenidae – Adscita geryon

 

Cistus Forester Zygaenidae – Procridinae – Adscita geryon

STATUS – A nationally scarce species but is local to fairly common on breeding areas in the Limestone Dales of Derbyshire, apart from the extreme north and northwest of the county. Normally recorded in ones or twos, never in numbers. 

ID POINTERSThere are two species of British Forester moth found in Derbyshire. The Cistus Forester is the smaller of the two therefore more easy to identify. The upper wing is a bright emerald green,  

FLIGHT PERIOD – On the wing June – July.

IMAGESImage provided by Bryan Barnacle©

 

Cistus Forester

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