Small Argent and Sable


The Small Argent & Sable (Epirrhoe tristata) is a small, distinctive moth with a wingspan of 24-26mm. 
It inhabits moorland and other upland habitats, and flies from May to early July.
Adults will often fly in afternoon sunshine as well as at dusk.
‘Argent’ and ‘Sable’ are heraldic terms that mean ‘silver’ and ‘black’.

Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park, The Netherlands, 7 May 2020

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