Acompsia cinerella

    Alt Name
    Ash-coloured Sober

    Wingspan 16 to19 mm. An unmarked brownish moth with long upwardly-curved labial palps.


    A variety of habitats, usually areas with rich vegetation or plenty of trees and bushes.

    When to see it

    Flying in June and July, it can be attracted to light.

    Life History

    The larva is unknown, but is believed to feed on moss, often at the base of a tree.

    UK Status

    The species is widely, but thinly distributed over all of the British Isles except some of the outlying Scottish islands. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

    VC55 Status

    It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

    35.026 BF855

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map