Cistus Forester

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Forewing Length: 10-12mm

Care must be taken when trying to identify the forester moths.The Cistus Forerster is much small than the Forester or Scarce Forester of the same sex. to determine the species check the antennae and refer to a guide book.

Flight Period
Single-brooded, Late May - July 

Larval Food plants
Common Rock Rose

Warm Flower rich chalk and limestone grassland hills.

Wiltshire Status
Nationally Scarce B, but fairly common on suitable Wiltshire habitat