Acrobasis advenella

    Alt Name
    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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map