Scientific name: Anarta cordigera
Found from late April to May, occasionally to mid June
Flies rapidly in sunshine, but in dull weather can be found at rest on rocks, posts etc.
Size and Family
- Family – Brocades, Quakers and allies (Hadenines)
- Small Sized
- Wing Span Range (male to female) - 24-28mm
- UK BAP: Priority Species
- Nationally Scarce
Overwinters as a pupa. The larva feeds at night from late May to mid July on the young shoots and leaves of the foodplant
Particular Caterpillar Food Plants
Bearberry (Arctostaphyllos uva-ursi)
- Countries – Scotland
- Central Highlands of Scotland, recorded from Inverness-shire, Perthshire, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Morayshire and Banffshire
- Distribution Trend Since 1970’s = Britain: Declining
Bearberry-rich moorland, mainly at altitudes of between 200-650m.