Mydaea setifemur

    Description

    Quite a grey looking member of the family with large yellow flaps at the base of its wings.

    Similar Species

    It is very similar in appearance to Mydaea humeralis and the two cannot be reliably separated without detailed examination.

    Habitat

    Hedgerows and well wooded areas, flower meadows.

    When to see it

    May to October.

    Life History

    Larvae feed on fungi, whilst the adults are pollen feeders.

    UK Status

    Scattered records from England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Little recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map