Chimney Sweeper

Chimney sweeper

Name: Chimney Sweeper

Scientific name: Odezia atrata

Category: Minibeasts

Nature Stars: 50

What are nature stars?

About: Found largely in grassland habitats.  Feeds on pignut flowers.

How to identify: Black all over except for white edged wing tips. Wingspan 23 to 27mm.

Where: Widespread but less common in Southern England.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 10
  • Agility: 30
  • Rarity: 20
  • Cute factor: 40
  • Traveller: 30

Fantastic fact: This moth flies in the daytime and loves bright sunshine.

Photograph credit: Rachel Scopes


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