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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