67.001 Kentish Glory
 67.001 Kentish Glory female Copyright Martin Evans
 Distribution map Copyright Martin Evans
 Life stages table Copyright Martin Evans  67.001 Kentish Glory.jpg


67.001 Kentish Glory Endromis versicolora (Linnaeus, 1758)

Notable A

Similar species:

Forewing: M 27 to 30mm, F 34 to 39mm

Habitats: Open birch woodland or sparsely wooded moorland where there are birch or Alder saplings.

Habits: The moth can sometimes be found in the day resting on vegetation up to three metres above the ground. The male flies from mid-morning into the early afternoon. Both sexes fly from dusk and come to light.

Foodplant: The larva feeds on young or regenerated Silver Birch usually around two metres from the ground in a warm sheltered position. It will sometimes feed on Downy Birch or Alder. It is gregarious when young, but later feeds singly. It pupates in a cocoon on the ground.