Acrobasis repandana

Alternative names
Warted Knot-horn, Conobathra repandana
Description

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

Identification difficulty
Habitat

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).

Reference
62.034 BF1436

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