Acrobasis advenella

Alternative names
Grey Knot-horn, Trachycera advenella

Wingspan 18-24 mm. The species has a rather banded pattern of reds and greys.

Identification difficulty

Preferring areas of old uncut Hawthorn hedge.

When to see it

It has one brood, which flies in July and August, when it often is a visitor to the light-trap.

Life History

The larvae feed mainly on Hawthorn, but also sometimes on Rowan.

UK Status

Distributed widely throughout much of Britain except the far North.

VC55 Status

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

62.035 BF1439

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map