Horse Chestnut

    Pachycnemia hippocastanaria

    GeometridaeABH 70.225 B&F 1905

    A moth that is restricted to lowland heathland in southern England, where it has decreased considerably since 1970. Its name is strange because the larval foodplant is Heather.  In the county it is rare and local, found mainly in the west, around Exmoor and the Quantocks. 

    Adult Verification Grade: 2