Acrobasis repandana

    Alternative names
    Warted Knot-horn, Conobathra repandana

    Wingspan 20 to 25 mm. One of the more colourful of the Pyralids.

    Identification difficulty

    Around oak.

    When to see it

    Flying in July and August, the adults can be attracted to light, but during the day remain concealed amongst the foliage.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on oak, often high up in a tree, spinning together several leaves.

    UK Status

    This species can be common in suitable habitat throughout England.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).

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