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  July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata  

B&F: 1777

ABH: 70.074

Status: Resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Common.

Primary Habitat: Woodland.

Flight Period: Single brooded in June and July.

Observations: In my experience the moth is seen more plentifully flying at dusk than at light. It swarmed at Castor Hanglands in the 1980’s in the open woodland and was occasionally observed feeding at sugar. With a high of nineteen moths in 1996 the tungsten filament Rothamsted trap at Fineshade attracted far more moths than the two Pitsford Water m.v. light traps where in recent years the maximum has been four moths in any year.

L.O.N.: 1907. Many localities. Very common.

First Record: 1882, Hull & Tomalin.