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Ceramica pisi (Linnaeus, 1758)
previously: Melanchra pisi (Linnaeus, 1758)

Broom Moth
73.2710 (B&F: 2163)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
  »Family: Noctuidae
   »Subfamily: Hadeninae
    »Tribe: Hadenini

Status and ecology:

Resident, often occuring sparingly or fairly commonly in a wide range of habitats, sometimes common at mv light on heathland. Thinly distributed in the east of the county, but only known from the north in the west where it is in serious decline. Generally single-brooded flying mainly from late May to the third week of July. A partial second emergence episodically flies from late August to early October. Larvae feed on bracken, dyer's greenweed, broom, bramble, sallow, scabious flowers, ribwort plantain, parachoetis, devil's-bit scabious, knot-grass, thistle, dandelion, and unspecified grasses. (Pratt, 2011)

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Battle, 10 vi 2014 Photo: Adrienne Norbury

Melanchra pisi (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Distribution map for Melanchra pisi

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