Scalloped Oak - Crocallis elinguaria

    Description

    Wingspan 32-41 mm. This species shows some variation in the intensity of the markings but is usually easy to identify.

    Habitat

    Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, parks and gardens.

    When to see it

    The single generation flies in July and August.

    Life History

    The caterpillars show a polyphagous nature, feeding on a number of deciduous trees and bushes.

    UK Status

    Ranging fairly commonly over most of Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

    Reference
    70.241 BF1921

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map