Coremacera marginata – Cavenham heath NR

Description
The adults are 7 to10 millimetres long. The prominent eyes and the legs are reddish brown. The brown or yellowish antennae are forward-pointing, with a hairy 3rd segment and a whitish arista. The dark grey wings are mottled by many greyish spots and with a blackish border.
Habitat
Often found in damp areas. It may also be encountered in grasslands and woodlands, feeding on nectar or sipping dew.
When to see it
Late May until September or October peaking in August.
Life History
Larvae prey on terrestrial snails.
UK Status
Widespread and fairly frequent in the southern half of Britain, but possibly mainly coastal in Wales and scarce north of Cumbria….Naturespot

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