Aethes beatricella

Alternative names
Hemlock Yellow Conch

Wingspan 14 to17 mm.

Identification difficulty

It can be found on waste ground, woodland fringes and hedgerows.

When to see it

It flies during June and July, in the evening and into dusk, and is sometimes attracted to light.

Life History

The larvae feed mainly on hemlock.

UK Status

This species occurs mainly in the south-east of England. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant).

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

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