Scientific name: Idaea contiguaria britanniae
July – early August. In Britain a very local species known only from north-west Wales. Small pale grey moth with dark cross-lines. Frequents moorland areas, often with rocky outcrops.
- Family - Waves (Sterrhines)
- Small Sized
- UK BAP: not listed
- Priority Species in Wales (‘Section 42’ list)
- Nationally Notable
Particular Caterpillar Food Plants
Probably Heathers. Other moorland plants may also be used but this requires confirmation.
- Countries – Wales
- Only found in north-western Wales, and even here it is very local. Most often recorded in Caernarvonshire. There are additional records from Merionethshire and a single record from Montgomeryshire.
Mountains and moorlands, often with rocky outcrops.