Agapeta hamana

    Alternative names
    Common Yellow Conch

    The wingspan is 15-24 mm. A yellowish moth with russet coloured markings on the wings.

    Identification difficulty

    Found in many habitats including grassland, fens, open woodland, heathland, waste places and gardens where foodplant thistle occurs.

    When to see it

    From June through August.

    Life History

    Flies mainly at dusk or at night, but it can easily be disturbed during the day. Larval foodplant is Thistle.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread, although most British records come from southern and north-western England. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map