Main: (Zygaenidae / Procridinae)
54.003 [B&F: 0164] Cistus Forester (Adscita geryon) (Hübner, [1813])

 

Notes: Nationally scarce (Nb) on calcareous grassland, favouring south-facing hillsides, formerly widespread across much of southern England and Wales, now gone from many localities where it was once plentiful. In Hampshire restricted to the western end of the chalk, where it can still be found at sites such as Porton, Stockbridge and Martin Downs. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan male 19-25 mm, female 18-22 mm. Day-flying. Very similar to Forester A. statices and Scarce Forester Jordanita globulariae, from which distinguished by minute differences in the antennae. Larva feeds on Common Rock-rose.

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