Field Tip Details

Species988 Aphelia viburnana, Bilberry Totrix, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Taxon stageImago
Time of yearJune
FoodplantsHeather, Ling, Calluna vulgaris
heathers, Erica spp.
TipThe adults frequents moors where Erica and Calluna are the chief features of the herbage; the adults fly in the sun; and in fine weather are on the wing freely from 10 a.m., being less abundant in the afternoon. [Tutt]
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedWed 7-Jun-2006Last updatedWed 7-Jun-2006

Photographs

988 Bilberry Totrix, Aphelia viburnana
Orfordness, Suffolk (viii.2005) © Neil Sherman