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Melanchra pisi (Broom Moth)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Broom Moth (Ceramica pisi) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in all of Europe, East across the Palearctic to Siberia and the Russian Far East. In the north, it is found far beyond the Arctic Circle and in the South to North Spain. In the Alps, it is found up to heights of up to 2,000 metres.
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Infraspecies

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Afon Eden – Cors Goch Trawsfynydd 702 Wales, United Kingdom
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, United Kingdom  
Berwyn a Mynyddoedd de Clwyd/ Berwyn and South Clwyd Mountains 67265 Wales, United Kingdom
Black Wood of Rannoch 2720 Scotland, United Kingdom
Bolton Fell Moss 926 England, United Kingdom
Braunton Burrows 3328 England, United Kingdom
Cairngorms 142543 Scotland, United Kingdom
Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion 236876 Wales, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites 6953 Wales, United Kingdom
Cors Caron 2130 Wales, United Kingdom
Cors Fochno 1613 Wales, United Kingdom
Corsydd Eifionydd 357 Wales, United Kingdom  
Corsydd Môn/ Anglesey Fens 1154 Wales, United Kingdom  
Cwm Doethie – Mynydd Mallaen 10186 Wales, United Kingdom
Dartmoor 57244 England, United Kingdom
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Elenydd 21274 Wales, United Kingdom
Eryri/ Snowdonia 48773 Wales, United Kingdom  
Exmoor Heaths 26455 England, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Great Orme`s Head/ Pen y Gogarth 748 Wales, United Kingdom  
Hoy 23474 Scotland, United Kingdom
Ingleborough Complex 14256 England, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Lake District High Fells 66717 England, United Kingdom
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Loch Maree Complex 38882 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lower Derwent Valley 2263 England, United Kingdom
Mendip Woodlands 627 England, United Kingdom
Moor House – Upper Teesdale 95867 England, United Kingdom
Moorfoot Hills 21001 Scotland, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
Naddle Forest 892 England, United Kingdom  
North Norfolk Coast 7926 England, United Kingdom  
North Pembrokeshire Woodlands/ Coedydd Gogledd Sir Benfro 780 Wales, United Kingdom  
North Pennine Moors 254789 England, United Kingdom
North York Moors 108930 England, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Preseli 6686 Wales, United Kingdom  
River Moriston 481 Scotland, United Kingdom
Roudsea Wood and Mosses 1163 England, United Kingdom
Rum 26775 Scotland, United Kingdom
Saltfleetby–Theddlethorpe Dunes and Gibraltar Point 2373 England, United Kingdom  
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Skipwith Common 729 England, United Kingdom  
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
South Solway Mosses 4849 England, United Kingdom
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Stiperstones and The Hollies 1486 England, United Kingdom  
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Thorne Moor 4718 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Trossachs Woods 927 Scotland, United Kingdom
West Midlands Mosses 455 England, United Kingdom  
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  

Prey / Diet

Alnus incana (gray alder)[1]
Argentina anserina subsp. anserina (Pacific Silverweed)[1]
Betula pendula (European white birch)[1]
Betula pubescens (downy birch)[1]
Calluna vulgaris (heather)[2]
Crataegus laevigata (Midland Hawthorn)[1]
Cytisus scoparius (Broomtops)[2]
Filipendula ulmaria (Meadowsweet)[1]
Hippophae rhamnoides (seabuckthorn)[2]
Larix sibirica (Siberian larch)[1]
Linum mysorense (common flax)[1]
Populus tremula (European aspen)[1]
Pteridium aquilinum (northern bracken fern)[1]
Ribes nigrum (European black currant)[1]
Ribes uva-crispa (European gooseberry)[1]
Rubus chamaemorus (cloudberry)[1]
Rubus idaeus (Raspberry)[1]
Salix caprea (goat willow)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Abraxas grossulariata (Magpie Moth)5
Acronicta alni (Alder Moth)5
Acronicta auricoma (Scarce Dagger)8
Acronicta euphorbiae (Sweet Gale Moth)6
Acronicta leporina (miller)5
Acronicta menyanthidis (Light Knot Grass)4
Acronicta psi (Grey Dagger Moth)7
Acronicta rumicis (Knot Grass)6
Amphipyra pyramidea4
Angerona prunaria5
Aphrophora alni (Alder Spittle Bug)5
Apis mellifera (honey bee)4
Biston betularia (peppered moth)9
Bombus lucorum (White-tailed bumblebee)4
Cabera pusaria (Common White Wave Moth)5
Calliteara pudibunda (Pale Tussock)6
Callophrys rubi (Green Hairstreak Butterfly)4
Campaea margaritata (Light Emerald Moth)4
Celastrina argiolus (Holly Blue Butterfly)4
Chloroclysta miata4
Coleophora serratella (birch casebearer)4
Colocasia coryli (Nut-tree Tussock)5
Colotois pennaria (Feathered Thorn)4
Cosmia trapezina (Dun-bar)5
Cossus cossus (Goat Moth)5
Crocallis elinguaria (Scalloped Oak Moth)8
Ectropis crepuscularia (small engrailed)6
Ematurga atomaria (Common Heath Moth)4
Enargia paleacea (Angle-striped Sallow)4
Erannis defoliaria (Mottled Umber Moth)6
Eriogaster lanestris (Small Eggar)5
Eulithis testata (chevron moth)4
Eupithecia satyrata (Satyr Pug Moth)5
Eupithecia subfuscata (gray pug)5
Euplexia lucipara (Small Angle Shades)4
Eurois occulta (great gray dart)5
Graphiphora augur (Double Dart)4
Jodis lactearia (Little Emerald)4
Lacanobia contigua (Beautiful Brocade)9
Lacanobia thalassina (Pale-shouldered Brocade)5
Lasiocampa quercus (Oak Eggar)9
Lasiocampa trifolii (Grass Eggar)4
Lithomoia solidaginis (goldenrod brindle)4
Lycia hirtaria (Brindled Beauty Moth)7
Macrothylacia rubi (Fox Moth)6
Melanchra persicariae (Dot Moth)7
Nymphalis antiopa (camberwell beauty)5
Odontopera bidentata (Scalloped Hazel)8
Operophtera brumata (winter moth)4
Orgyia antiqua (Rusty Tussock Moth)4
Orthosia gothica (Hebrew Character)6
Orthosia gracilis (Powdered Quaker)5
Phalera bucephala (Buff-tip)4
Phigalia pilosaria (Pale Brindled Beauty)5
Plagodis pulveraria (Barred Umber Moth)6
Poecilocampa populi (December Moth)5
Polia nebulosa (Grey Arches)5
Polygonia c-album (Comma Butterfly)4
Psyche casta5
Ptilodon capucina (Coxcomb Prominent)5
Rheumaptera hastata (spear-marked black)4
Rheumaptera undulata4
Saturnia pavonia (Emperor moth)9
Selenia tetralunaria (Purple Thorn)4
Trichiura crataegi (Pale Eggar)6

Distribution

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
2Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
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Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access